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OCCE & Opera for Peace joining forces to fight climate change through artistic expression and performance


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Opera for Peace & OCCE commit to protecting the environment through music: the fight against climate change through the performing arts

An important agreement has been signed between the non-profit organization Opera for Peace and the Organization for the Climate and Circular Economy: the world of entertainment and the circular economy together for the first time to fight global warming and climate change through shared values and the evocative power of music and story-telling.

Performing arts and circular economy together for the first time in the fight against climate change and global warming. Thanks to an important agreement signed between Opera for Peace, the largest world network for young opera professionals, and the OCCE, the European Organization for the Climate and Circular Economy, the fight for the protection of our planet becomes even more incisive. Counting on the evocative power of music and opera, undoubtedly the most powerful expression of life and the human condition, the collaboration will focus on five key points:

Starting with a calendar of events made up of concerts and recitals focusing on the circular economy and respect for the environment. Secondly, the Global Connections Program will be developed to activate creative collaborations that encourage young people from all over the world to become participants and promoters of environmental initiatives. This is based on the principle that a fair society can only be a balanced society economically, socially and environmentally. At the forefront of creative innovation, Opera for Peace and the OCCE will create a Think tank for the drafting of an Environmental Charter: new concrete measures will be outlined for the performing arts sector to contribute to the fight against climate change. Opera for Peace is an organization that focuses on young artists and their education. Teaching and transmission are important values both for culture and for the circular economy. Educational initiatives will therefore be promoted to explain the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. Lastly, Opera for Peace and the OCCE will organize a series of conferences for established artists and emerging talents, addressing the important social issues that our world faces today from a new perspective.

The first event will be on 19th March in Beirut, Lebanon, at the Al-Bustan Festival. At the centre is the theme of “Reconnection” around the values of the circular economy: solidarity and innovation. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Gianluca Marcianò alongside world-famous Opera for Peace Ambassador Artists, performing together with young Lebanese artists.

Two months later in May / June the spotlight turns to the Italian stage in Lerici, Liguria where we will present the “Opera for Peace Emerging Artists Recital Series”, with programs crafted around circular economy themes.

“Our goal – explains Julia Lagahuzère, co-founder and general director of Opera for Peace – is to collaborate with the OCCE to raise awareness of the issues of the circular economy and its importance in everyday life”. “We want, through music, to inspire people to adopt lifestyles that are more respectful of the environment: this will create a virtuous network of shared values. The artists are with us ”.

Our collaboration with Opera for Peace will allow us to make the artistic world and its environment aware of the challenges and benefits of the circular economy, explains Christophe Debien, co-founder and President of the OCCE; because music and dance are the best vectors of peace and respect, able to touch humanity at its very heart.”

Lawrence Brownlee, world famous tenor and Opera for Peace Ambassador emphasizes: “The unparalleled power that artists have to communicate and express passion about a certain subject fits perfectly with the endeavors of those who are passionate in their fight over the environment and climate change. I, for one, and eager to lift my voice and bring awareness while joining the fight to save our planet.”

For more information please contact:

Clyde Long de Lugo

clongdelugo@operaforpeace.org

 

Opera for Peace– Leading Young Voices of the World

Nonprofit Association

Palazzo Grazioli, Via del Plebiscito, 102, 00186 Roma, Italia

jlagahuzere@operaforpeace.orgwww.operaforpeace.org

96421670587 – +33 (0) 613686421

OCCE– Organization for Climate & Circular Economy

ASBL – Square de Meeûs 38 / 40,  1000 Brussels, Belgium

c.debien@occe.eu – www.occe.eu

+32 2 401 61 14

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