What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?

Linda Naylor poses the question on every chemical opera goers lips: “What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?” She writes …

 

On my recent visit to Covent Garden to see Cosi Fan Tutte, I was astonished to discover (and I must have seen the opera 5 times before) that the  fickle sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella come from Ferrara, where of course, all chemical junkies are aware, polyethylene and polypropylene are produced. Let’s not mention the less appealing products like ammonia and urea that are also made there, not in the same breath as the great Austrian musician anyway.

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One Response to What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?

  1. PD 2 March, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Linda I guess that’s what 20+ plus years covering this market does to you!!

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