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This Good Girl Becomes Maddalena 

Last Spring I had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time when a last minute opening for a Maddalena (Rigoletto) came up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I had never sung Maddalena before so my voice was eager for experience in the role, but my body feared the behavior of a lower class prostitute sister of an assassin. SO when I accepted the role, it was with delight and terror.

I immediately set about designing my Maddalena costume as a tool to help me get comfortable with her…

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