International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Opera "Madame Curie"

Activity by Justyna Sozańska   |   added on Feb 28, 2011   |   France Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Permanent Delegation of Poland to UNESCO, UNESCO Sector of Natural Sciences, Baltic Opera in Grańsk, Institut Polonais à Paris

The world premier of the opera ‘Madame Curie’, composed by Elżbieta Sikora, 15 November, 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

On the occasion of the International Year for Chemistry, the Polish Delegation to UNESCO, in cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, is organising the world premier of the opera ‘Madame Curie’, composed by Elżbieta Sikora. This will take place on 15 November, 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and will be interpreted by the Baltic Opera of Gdansk. The project has the personal support of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski.

The opera is based on the life and extraordinary personality of the great Franco-Polish intellectual, Marie Curie–Skłodowska, who was the first person to receive two Nobel prizes.  Around her, Albert Nobel, Albert Einstein, Pierre Curie, Paul Langevin, Irène and Eva, Loie Fuller and many others will be on the stage.

Elżbieta Sikora is a Franco-Polish composer who has lived in Paris since 1981.  Her work has been commissioned by, amongst others, the French Government, the Polish Ministry of Culture, French Radio, the Monte Carlo ballet and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (ICRAM) and it has been showcased during several contemporary music festivals. She has received several prizes for composition.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, art Audience: general public, research scientists, women chemists, educational institutions
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