In 1911 Marie Curie received her second Nobel Prize – the first person ever to have done so. She was already the first woman to receive the award and her fame was now international. Despite this she failed to persuade the Academy of Science to abandon its prejudice against women; but a scandal to rival the notorious Dreyfus affair was to follow… We are in L’Arcouest in Brittany with Marie and her daughters Irène and Ève..
Daughters of the Elements Saturday 20th, 19.00 & Sunday 21st August 16.00 Tête à Tête
Music: Stephen McNeff Words from documentary sources Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Conductor: Robin Newton Designer: Zoe Baron
Featuring: Katherine Bond, Mary Plazas, Lucy Schaufer
CHROMA Ensemble Flute (doubling alto flute/picc): Sarah O’Flynn Clarinet (bass clarinet): Massimo di Trolio Violin: Marcus Barcham-Stevens Cello: Clare O’Connell Harp: Céline Saout Piano: John-Paul Gandy Percussion: Steve Gibson
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 4-21 August 2011 Riverside Studios Hammersmith London W6 9RL
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