World Premiere | Chamber Opera in 13 Movements


January 11, 13, 15, 17 at 7:30pm | January 12 at 4pm | January 16 at 6:30pm at HERE Mainstage | 70 minutes

This wild meditation on transformation and desire scored by the collective voices of fourteen women. Set to Marie Howe’s Magdalene poems, the opera invites an audience into the interior world of Mary Magdalene — enlarging her to cross time and space, she appears as a woman alive now, who strives to heal the unyielding split between the sacred and the sexual. Encountering her life in flashes – wandering through a hotel, lighting birthday candles, making love in the ocean – Magdalene finds transcendence in the mundane to finally become the subject of her own story.


Produced by PROTOTYPE


Magdalene is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature


Photo Credit: Hana Sooyeon Kim

$30 with PROTO Pack
$60 with Premium PROTO Pack

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Students and teachers can get a free rush ticket upon presenting valid ID. There is a limit of 1 ticket per person, and the ticket will be given out just before the House closes and the show begins. Entirely subject to availability.

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New York, NY 10013
One block south of Spring St.,
enter on Dominick St.

: C or E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; N or R to Prince St.
Bus: M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.

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New York, NY 10013

Danielle Birrittella

Zoe Aja Moore

Marie Howe

Leila Adu-Gilmore

Ruby Kato Attwood

Sheena Birrittella

Christina Courtin

Gabrielle Herbst

Molly Joyce

Emma O’Halloran

Tanner Porter

Kamala Sankaram

Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir

Annika Socolofsky

Gyða Valtýsdóttir

Ellen Reid

Mila Henry

Marc Lowenstein