The Kosciusko Foundation Presents “Mozart’s Sister”
By Raymond Rolak, Weronika Lukaszewska contributing
NEW YORK– With one showing on Sunday January 22, 2012 at 5p.m., the Kosciusko Foundation is presenting “Mozart’s Sister” starring Sylvia Milo. A veteran New York stage performer, Milo conceived the storyline and showcase concept that is including other Polish musicians and theater entertainers.
Milo, originally from Warsaw, Poland, graduated from New York University and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She currently performs in repertory at the Flea Theater in NYC. Sylvia is also an accomplished acoustic and electric violinist.
The narrative tells of Maria Anna (Marianne) Mozart who was a keyboard virtuoso, composer, and child prodigy in her own right. She toured Europe often in the late 1700’s and performed with her more famous younger brother, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When still children and Maria Anna being five years older, she was often billed as the headliner. She went by her nickname Nannerl Mozart. There is new historical evidence she was an outstanding composer also.
A French film released in 2010 starring Marie Feret had the same title.