Mary Magdalene as an Opera Diva?

Seven years ago, New York composer Mark Adamo was struck reading Joan Acocela’s article in The New Yorker on Mary Magdalene in which the tensions of the early church and the diversity of perspectives on this pivotal New Testament figure were sketched. Adamo was captivated by the Mary Magdalene he discerned within the article, a disciple who might have best understood Jesus’ message, and a woman whose passions were part of her path towards spirituality, not away from it. The project consumed his ...