correct, the drama is played in six acts and 75 minutes with music by Bellini, Chopin and
Meyerbeer, as well as with two Swedish and Norwegian songs.
drama is set in London, Edinburgh and Paris, and demonstrates "the seamlessness" of great culture. The
narrator introduces each act with original quotes from Chopin's letters to family and
friends. They match to a surprising degree quotes taken from Hans Christian
Andersen's story, The Nightingale that he wrote in 1843 as a tribute Jenny
Lind. Each act is embellished by the display of a large image.
Emperor: Fryderyk Chopin, composer
Nightingale: Jenny Lind, soprano
Artificial bird: Delfina Potocka, soprano (later
replaced by Pauline Viardot)
Storyteller: Hans Christian Andersen
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The founders of Icons of Europe created the
drama on the basis of their authoritative
CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale (Brussels, 2003) and their subsequent in-depth
research. The book cover carries a message from the
Director-General of WHO.
This biography donates income to the
Icons of Europe TB Fund.
Entitled Nightingale Opus 24, the
Warsaw premiere was
successfully staged at the Swedish Embassy on 6 April 2004 in the presence of seven
ambassadors and many cultural and corporate personalities. An avant-premiere
premiere took place in
Brussels on 11 October 2003 under the patronage of six ambassadors.
Research finding in 2004
"A few days after her opera farewell in London, Jenny Lind travelled in May 1849,
with the knowledge of Queen Victoria, incognito to Paris in an unsuccessful attempt to
marry the ailing Chopin."