Pope John Paul II

An Italian musical about Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla: The True Story, will have its world premiere in Krakow on 2 April, marking the 9th anniversary of the Pope’s death. The musical begins with the assassination attempt on the Pope on 13 May 1981, but focuses mainly on the life of Karol Wojtyla in his native Poland. “This is the story of the young Karol, his feelings, the war, his mother Emilia, his soldier father and his brother Edmund who he had to part with when he became a doctor,” revealed director Duccio Forzano. The score has been written by the Israeli musician Noa.

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