Chinese American wins Pulitzer


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Composer Zhou Long won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music yesterday for “Madame White Snake,’’ the first opera commissioned by Opera Boston — and the first one he has written.

The prize is “really something heavyweight to me . . . I feel I have been recognized,’’ Zhou said by phone from his home in Kansas City, Mo. “I have been working very hard to blend the East and the West for years.’’

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