Mary’s Musical

Zenit reports on a premiere next Tuesday in Paul VI Hall in the Vatican. It includes twelve ballet dancers and an orchestra. Maria Pia Liotta wrote the book and directs. Stelvio Cipriani composed the music. The director’s daughter, Alma Manera (left), sings the title role.

Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications:

“We are all aware that Mary is known for her role in the life of Christ the Lord and in the life of the Church, but it pleases me to highlight how she has presented and communicated to us the Word of God made flesh among (us.) That is why I like the title of this work, ‘A Story that Continues.’ It is Mary who continues to carry out this role — in the world and in the Church — of communicating her son to (people).” The dicastery “is happy to see this work and to give it its sponsorship.”

More from Zenit:

The show tells the story of Mary as daughter, spouse and mother, without misinterpreting Scripture, “but with some poetic license.” It seeks to show Mary as “an ideal bridge between yesterday, today and always: a story that continues,” a statement from the producers explained.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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