Madame White Snake

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The adaptation for the opera of this Chinese legend around a character half-woman, half-snake, received the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2011. This new, spectacular production seals the partnership between the Opéra Comique and the Beijing Music Festival.

The legend is not unlike that of Mélusine: a beautiful and rich young woman falls in love with a modest craftsman and brings him prosperity and recognition. Until the day a monk discovers the dual nature of the loving wife, half woman, half serpent. A story of interracial love, betrayal and revenge, this popular Chinese tale has been adapted in various forms for theater, opera, and cinema. Here is the most recent lyric version, signed by two Chinese-American artists.

Created in 2010 by the Boston Opera, it received the Pulitzer Prize for music the following year. The work blends Eastern and Western musical traditions to evoke a serious subject, ostracism, while using codes and stylization of Chinese opera.

En partenariat avec le Festival musical de Pékin

MADAME WHITE SNAKE

Zhou Long


Cerise Lim Jacobs, libretto

Long Yu, musical direction
Chen Shi-Zheng, staging

Les Métaboles
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

2022

June

Thuesday, June 28 juin - 8:00 pmCancelled - Madame White SnakeOpéra Comique

Opera in four acts by Zhou Long, libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs.
Created in 2010 by Opera Boston.

Opéra Comique presents this spectacular and visually powerful production as part of an exceptional partnership with the Beijing Music Festival.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 4 pmCancelled - Madame White SnakeOpéra Comique

Opera in four acts by Zhou Long, libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs.
Created in 2010 by Opera Boston.

Opéra Comique presents this spectacular and visually powerful production as part of an exceptional partnership with the Beijing Music Festival.

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8 pmCancelled - Madame White SnakeOpéra Comique

Opera in four acts by Zhou Long, libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs.
Created in 2010 by Opera Boston.

Opéra Comique presents this spectacular and visually powerful production as part of an exceptional partnership with the Beijing Music Festival.

Wenesday, June 22, 2022 - 8 pmCancelled - Madame White SnakeOpéra Comique

Opera in four acts by Zhou Long, libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs.
Created in 2010 by Opera Boston.

Opéra Comique presents this spectacular and visually powerful production as part of an exceptional partnership with the Beijing Music Festival.