Placido Domingo embraces Pope's Song of Peace
Earlier this week, world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo performed Song of Peace, a work containing lyrics written by Pope John Paul II.
The song reproduces the Holy Father's invocation at Assisi in January 2002, during the Day of Prayer for Peace.
The Song of Peace was scheduled to be performed on Monday in the Teatro delle Muse in the Italian coastal city of Ancona, by a choir and orchestra under the direction of maestro Marco Tutino, who is responsible for the score.
"We all want peace," Domingo said in an interview on Vatican Radio. "It must be said that when war breaks out, we should think of the victims, who must be respected, both those of one side, as well as of the other."
On the Pope's work for peace, Domingo said: "This Pope is one of the most important personalities in the history of the papacy and of religion."
He is "a man of infinite goodness," who "has understood many problems, in particular, how far the Church can reach today," Domingo said.
"I think he is one of the strongest personalities that I have had the possibility to know and appreciate. Therefore, to sing one of his texts gives me great joy and emotion," the tenor added.
Domingo canta le parole del Papa Musica di Tutino (La Stampa)
Day of Prayer for Peace in the World, Assisi, 24 January 2002
30 Apr 2003