Domingo to sing Pope John Paul II's poetry

12th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

12 April 2005, MADRID- Opera tenor Placido Domingo wants to sing poetry written by Pope John Paul II, which he says is of "great literary value".

12 April 2005

MADRID- Opera tenor Placido Domingo wants to sing poetry written by Pope John Paul II, which he says is of "great literary value".

The opera tenor told Spanish daily ABC: "I've asked my son Placido who is a composer to write a musical score for lyrics based on the verse of John Paul II.

"I hope we will be able to make use of (the poems) very soon," the opera superstar said.

Domingo said he was a great admirer of the late pontiff, who granted him three audiences and for whom he performed three times.

"He was a great pope, and it would not be a surprise if his successor wanted to call himself John Paul III," he said, adding that he expected the pontiff to be made a saint within a very short time.

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Subject: Spanish news

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