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Madame White Snake

Zhou Long and Cerise Lim Jacobs

June 22 to 28, 2022

This show is canceled. Please contact us for more info : billetterie@opera-comique.com
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This myth is reminiscent of that of Melusine: a beautiful and wealthy young woman falls in love with a humble artisan and offers him prosperity and recognition until a priest discovers her twofold nature, part-woman part-serpent.

This Chinese folktale, an interracial love story full of betrayals and revenge, was adapted in various forms to theatre, opera and cinema. Here is the most recent lyrical version signed by two Sino-American artists. Created in 2010 by the Boston Opera, it received the Pulitzer Prize for Music the following year. The piece intertwines eastern and western musical traditions to raise concern about the serious issue of ostracism, all the while using the codes and styles of Chinese opera.

The Opéra Comique is delighted to present this amazing production, of a great visual intensity, in an exceptional partnership with the Beijing Music Festival.

Opera in four acts written by Zhou Long. Libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs. Created in 2010 by the Boston Opera.

Musical direction Long Yu • Staging direction Chen Shi-Zheng • Choir Les Métaboles • Orchestra Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

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1h40, no intermission - Salle Favart
90, 75, 65, 50, 30, 25, 12, 6€
Performing in English, French and English surtitles

Audio description (EN)

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

People with reduced mobility

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

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Before the show

Keys to the show

During a 15' brief, the theatre’s playwright tells you everything you need to know about the opera and its creative context

45 minutes before the show, Salle Bizet
Free entance upon presentation of your ticket

Sing some tunes

Meet the choirmaster and sing, with no hang-ups, some of the tunes of the opera you’re about to see.

45 minutes before the show, Foyer Favart
Free entrance upon presentation of your ticket

Accessibility

  • Relax session

Friday 24th june 2022
It offers an inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

  • Audio description

The session of Sunday 26th june 2022 is available in audio description.
"Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

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Cast

Musical direction
Sora Elisabeth Lee
Staging direction
Chen Shi-Zheng
Decors and lights
Maruti Evans
Costumes
Lei Wu
Video
Leigh Sachwitz
Vocal coach
Michalis Boliakis
Choir chief
Artur Zakirov
Staging assistant
Lisa Nava
Costumes assistant
Artur Zakirov
Lights assistant
Matt Steinberg
Choregraphy assistant
Peiju Chien-Pott
Madame White Snake
Kathleen Kim
Xiao Qing
Samuel Mariño
Xu Xian
Zachary Wilder
Abbot of the monastery of the Golden Mountain
Kevin Short
White snake spirit
Peiju Chien-Pott
Choir
Les Métaboles
Artistic direction Léo Warynski
Orchestra
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Production

Opéra Comique

Coproduction

Beijing Music Festival

With the support of

Aline Foriel-Destezet, Major Patron of the Opéra Comique

With the support of the Fonds de création lyrique and SACD

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