May 4 2011

ASCAP Composer Zhou Long Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

ASCAP composer Zhou Long has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his opera, Madame White Snake, which was premiered by the Boston Opera in February of last year. This was Zhou’s first opera and tells the story of a snake demon that chooses to take on a human form to experience love, rather than maintain its immortality. Inspired by a Chinese folk tale, Madame White Snake has a score that fuses both Eastern and Western characteristics and was hailed as a deeply expressive musical work.
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