For 4 years Placido Domingo has been working on transforming the poetry of Karol Wojtyla into song. Now that dream has become reality ... His new CD Endless Love has just come out.
At a news conference at the Vatican, Domingo said that a year before Pope John Paul II's death, he had revealed to the Holy Father his desire to do this project. PLACIDO DOMINGOThe last time that I saw him I asked him: Your Holiness, I know that you composed lots of poems, and, if you let me, I would like to try to make songs out of these texts. And he said: Yes, with great joy. And that's how I started working with my son, who is a composer.
After much study, twelve texts were chosen. Texts of a great poetic and spiritual value, about the more universal and more dramatic human experiences: family, work, war, freedom .... PLACIDO DOMINGOI said to myself: these songs are for everyone, and the world must remember this incredible man. If I say that he was perhaps the most important person I met in my life, it is because in this wonderful man, in his great humanity, I've seen a saint.
The project is the result of the work of several composers, and of the collaboration of Andrea Bocelli and Vanessa Williams.
I'ts a tribute that is most of all a memory of a man who continues to inspire respect, admiration and nostalgia and not only among the faithful.