2000 – Michele Wagner and Susan Griffin began co-writing the libretto for Magdalene, Woman of Light.

2004 – Luma Lor came on as composer and third creative partner.

2005 – The opera previewed at Old Main Theatre on the University of Colorado Campus as part of the first Boulder International Fringe Festival.

2007 – A staged reading of the completed opera was done for an invited audience at the Boulder Dinner Theatre.

2008 – The first full production of the opera was done at the New Denver Civic Theatre.

2010 – Major rewrites were done on the libretto based on feedback from industry professionals.

2012 – Scott Martin came on as arranger and also composed some additional music. Michele, Susan and Scott began work with London Director Marc Urquhart to ready the opera for a staged reading in London. The name of the opera was shortened to Woman of Light.