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Santa María Magdalena de Pazzi by Alonso Cano

In February 2024, the Academy of Sacred Drama will present the American premiere of Giovanni Lorenzo Lulier’s oratorio Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi from 1687. The musical drama explores the story of the Italian mystic Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi. As a teenage girl, she hears the call of God and convinces her parents to let her enter a convent.

We have a great cast for Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi. Christina Kay, soprano, played the title role in the Academy’s production St. Nicholas and will play the star role of Maria Maddalena in this production. Nathan Hodgson, tenor, will be the voice of Divine Love or Amor Divino. Emily Donato, soprano, will play the saint’s mother (La Madre), and John Taylor Ward, bass-baritone, will play the saint’s father (Il Padre).

2023–2024 Season

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