18th Century Weekend on the Suomenlinna Fortress Islands

13–15 June 2008

 

I

Baron Lejonspår’s traditional
pique-nique

FESTIVAL OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

LES LUMIÈRES
THEME: THE FINNISH COSMOPOLITE GUSTAF MAURITZ ARMFELT IN
PARIS IN 1784

 LE GRAND TOUR DE GUSTAF MAURITZ ARMFELT

Composers Uttini, Kraus, Vogler, Naumann, Salieri, Sacchini
Musicians Violinists Maria Lindal and Minna Kangas lead a small orchestra
Soloists Meri Siirala soprano, Charles Barbier tenor, Niklas Spångberg bass

Actors Sixten Lundberg and Timo Torikka
Excerpts from the correspondence between Gustaf III and Armfelt and from the travel book of Armfelt
Texts by the poet Johann Kellgren about jealousy and the philosophy of dance
Scenes from Beaumarchais’ play ‘Tarare’

Dramatization Anneli Mäkelä

   
II

18th-century military camp

Military exercises

Battle demonstration

   
III

Dance performances

Polonaise