The Mikvah Aria — Young Leah’s aria from Uncovered, Scene 2 — The Mikvah

2020 |soprano/piano or soprano/clarinet/violin/cello/piano

Libretto by Leah Lax (b.1956), based on her memoir Uncovered: How I left hasidic life and finally came home.

Young Leah immerses in a mikvah ritual bath as her entry into hasidic married life. She marvels at how exposed she feels there before God after a lifetime of keeping her homosexuality secret.

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