Madame White Snake

Madame White Snake Preparations

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In February 2010, BCC chorus members took a featured role in Opera Boston's world premiere production of "Madame White Snake," the first major opera premiere in 40 years and based on the ancient Chinese myth of Madame White Snake, a serpent demon who transforms into a woman to fall in love with a mortal man.

In its review, the Boston Globe said that "the Boston's Children's Chorus, representing the spirits of the drowned children, was marvelous in the beautifully undulating interludes..."

The success of this production prompted an invitation to perform the work at the Beijing Music Festival.

In April 2011, Composer Zhou Young won a Pulitzer Prize for the work. Click here for the announcement. The Pulitzer committee described Mr. Zhou’s work as “a deeply expressive opera that draws on a Chinese folk tale to blend the musical traditions of the East and the West.” BCC is honored to have played a significant role in this award-winning production, and congratulates Zhou Young and Opera Boston!