Cerise Lim Jacobs: Myth Transformed Into Opera

Cerise Lim JacobsCerise Lim Jacobs is the librettist and creative force behind the pioneering new opera Madame White Snake, an adaptation of a 1,000 year old Chinese legend. The opera is the first commissioned work for Opera Boston and is co-commissioned with the Beijing International Music Festival. Cerise Jacobs received a degree in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

In this podcast she talks about how she came to write the narrative that would become the opera, the underlying Buddhist philosophy of the legend and why her years as a trial lawyer prepared her for the drama of theatre.

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