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Ouroboros

OUROBOROS TRILOGY

NAGA | MADAME WHITE SNAKE | GILGAMESH

SEP 10 - 17, 2016

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

OUROBOROS Trilogy, conceived by Charles M. Jacobs and Cerise Lim Jacobs, is a vision long deferred, beginning in places as disparate as Brooklyn, New York and colonial Singapore, and then spanning the globe in a world-wide sojourn of place, time, space and mind. Unable to find the voice to express her concept of reality in art and lacking the courage to try, Cerise practiced law for 25 years. Her marriage to Charles Jacobs, a free-spirited entrepreneur and raconteur, freed her from convention and together, the Jacobs conceived of OUROBOROS - the snake eating its tail, simultaneously dying and regenerating - a metaphor for the natural, political, philosophical and religious state of our world. They launched one opera in the Trilogy, Madame White Snake, to great acclaim in 2010. Charles died shortly thereafter. On the second anniversary of his passing, Cerise determined to complete the OUROBOROS circle. OUROBOROS Trilogy is the Jacobs' tribute to those who dared leap into the void before, those who are in midair now and those who will come after.

NAGA: CAST

MADAME WHITE SNAKE Stacey Tappan
XIAO QING Anthony Roth Costanzo
YOUNG MONK Matt Worth
YOUNG WIFE Sandra Piques Eddy
MASTER/ABBOT David Salsbery Fry


MADAME WHITE SNAKE: CAST

MADAME WHITE SNAKE Susannah Biller
XU XIAN               Peter Tantsits
XIAO QING Michael Maniaci
ABBOT Dong-Jian Gong


GILGAMESH: CAST

MADAME WHITE SNAKE Hila Plitmann
XIAO QING Anthony Roth Costanzo
MING Christopher Burchett
KU Heather Buck
ABBOT Andrew Nolen


CREATIVE

CO-CREATOR/ LIBRETTIST Cerise Lim Jacobs
CO-CREATOR Charles M. Jacobs
DIRECTOR and DESIGNER Michael Counts
COMPOSER: NAGA Scott Wheeler
CONDUCTOR: NAGA Carolyn Kuan
COMPOSER: MADAME WHITE SNAKE Zhou Long
CONDUCTOR: MADAME WHITE SNAKE Lan Hui
CONDUCTOR: GILGAMESH Julian Wachner
COMPOSER: GILGAMESH Paola Prestini
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR Lidiya Yankovskaya
DRAMATURG Cori Ellison
LIGHTING DESIGNER Yi Zhao
COSTUME DESIGNER Zane Pihlstrom
PROJECTION DESIGNER S. Katy Tucker
TRILOGY OPERAS AND PRODUCTION COMMISSIONER Friends of Madame White Snake
CREATIVE PRODUCER Beth Morrison Projects