A singing Mary will make her debut this month when a musical
on the life of the mother of Jesus has its world premiere at
The Vatican says the musical "Mary of Nazareth - A Continuing
Story" premieres June 17. It is not clear if Pope Benedict
XVI will attend.
The musical is an Italian production sponsored by the Vatican
offices for Social Communications and Culture. The role of
Mary will be sung by Italian soprano Alma Manera.
There have been movies and plays on the Madonna, and famous
pieces of music dedicated to her.
The most famous musical on the life of Jesus, "Jesus Christ
Superstar," was made into a movie released in 1973.
The Vatican announced the musical on Wednesday.