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Opera Boston premiere "Madame White Snake" wins Pulitzer

Posted by Geoff Edgers  April 18, 2011 04:57 PM

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white snake.jpg"Madame White Snake," an Opera Boston premiere, has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. The opera, by Zhou Long with a libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, made its premiere at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Feb. 26, 2010.

Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler, in his review, was not pleased with the libretto. That was a "shame, because so many other elements are more or less in place," Eichler wrote, before praising Zhou's score and the performance of the orchestra under music director Gil Rose.

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