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Moon Village: A Global Science Opera

World Premiere on Dec. 13th, 2017

Global Science Opera (GSO) is the first opera initiative in history to create, produce and perform operas as a global community. In 2017, GSO is inspired by the European Space Agency’s vision of a Moon Village. The opera “Moon Village” will premiere worldwide on December 13th, 2017

Following scientific inspiration from Professor Bernard Foing (ESTEC), the opera “Moon Village” is being created by schools, universities and art institutions in 27 countries in all the inhabited continents: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, Wales and Zambia.
Click here for a list of participants.

The opera will include live streaming from European Space Agency’s Technology Center (ESTEC) in Holland.

The opera’s story: The opera “Moon Village” is about human society on the future Moon Village. The opera begins in the year 2040. 100 persons (scientists, artists, farmers, teachers, engineers) live on the Moon Village. Two of them are expecting a child: Sofia is the first child born in space. Soon, more children are born on the Moon. Robi the Robot is their nanny. Gravity plans to make life difficult for them. As the children grow, they explore Space. When they learn about the troubles on Earth, some of them (including Bernard, Sofia’s boyfriend) decide to return back to Earth. Sofia and the others who stayed on the Moon are sad. But now they grow even more curious about the Space around them. They need a school on the Moon! They study the Earth more carefully. Finally, Sofia leads the Moon children to declare independence from Earth. For this, they will need to trick Gravity by using creative knowledge.

The opera may be viewed online on Dec. 13th, 2017 at 14:00 GMT / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET at

Download the opera’s Press-Kit here.

“Moon Village” opera is a cooperation with a network of institutions and these projects:

  • Flagship Initiative of the European Commission’s Horizons 2020 Project CREATIONS.
  • The European Commission’s Erasmus+ project SPACE.
  • The Norwegian Research Council’s project iSCOPE.