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Madame Curie Opera at NFM

Hosted by the Consul of the Wrocław Music, Arts & More Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 13 Sep 19:00 - 22:00

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Dear All,

I have a special invite for you for a must see event in Wroclaw.

Madame Curie Opera
Extraordinary, strong women, music and life filled with passion – this is a Wratislavia Cantans festival offer that cannot be overlooked. Madame Curie is a look at the Polish Nobel Prize winner through the eyes of the outstanding composer Elżbieta Sikora. The radiating power of the work is also due to the libretto by Agata Miklaszewska, the author of the text for the musical Metro, which has not been off the billboard for almost thirty years. The first Wrocław performance of Madame Curie will be an unusual opportunity to discover the modern face of the opera and to see Maria Skłodowska-Curie's character known to us from school education as a woman of flesh and blood.

The opera features electronic music, the genre closest to Elżbieta Sikora, whereas the electric guitar and the saxophone give it a contemporary character. There is also an accordion that the Nobel Prize winner often listened to on the streets of Paris. This opera, rarely performed in Poland, was written only seven years ago (on the centenary of awarding the second Nobel Prize to Skłodowska-Curie) for the Year of Chemistry, whose patron was Marie Curie. The premiere took place in Paris as part of the cultural programme of the Polish Presidency of the European Union. Now, finally, we can see the work in Wrocław.

Performers:

Wojciech Michniewski – conductor
Anna Mikołajczyk – Madame Curie (soprano)
Paweł Skałuba – Pierre Curie (tenor)
Tomasz Rak – Paul Langevin (baritone)
Leszek Skrla – Einstein (baritone)
Monika Fedyk-Klimaszewska – Missy Maloney (mezzo-soprano)
Joanna Wesołowska – Loïe Fuller (alto)
Elżbieta Czajkowska-Kłos – Loïe Fuller (dance)
Anna Michalak – Ewa (soprano)
Marta Siewiera – Irena (mezzo-soprano)
Bartłomiej Misiuda – Gustave Téry (baritone)
Volodymyr Andrushchak – (baritone)
Marek Paśko – Paul Painleve (bass-baritone)
Polish Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis
Jan Łukaszewski – artistic direction
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
Marek Weiss – director

We got a special offer from NFM for first class tickets at price of only 60 PLN. Let me know if you're interested and I will reserve the tickets for us.