Lapopessa, the musical
Lapopessa is a new musical that re-imagines the history of a 40-year relationship between a Bavarian nun (Pascalina Lehnert)  and an Italian priest (Eugenio Pacelli). This power couple rose to great heights within the Catholic church and played significant roles on the world political stage during World War II.  Their unconventional love relationship brought controversy and spurred conflict despite their commitment to public service and the considerable relief they provided to the Jewish people. 

The story presents with an upbeat traditional Broadway score and explores complex  interpersonal relationships, inequality and constraints of gender roles, social justice, and daily life in the Vatican.
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