La Figure de la Terre


Opera “la figure de la Terre” is an opera about measuring the shape of the Earth and the depth of the heart. 

Two journeys, two strangers: the French scientist Maupertuis travels to Lappland to determine the shape of the earth. He meets Christine Planström, a young woman from the northern wilderness, who accompanies him back to the sophisticated world of the Parisian salons after his research. The two Finn’s, Miika Hyytiäinen and Jaakko Nousiainen, musical theater piece examines the concepts of foreigness, identity and survival. The piece interprets Baroque quotations using contemporary music sources. Singers, a cembalo and a Baroque trio interact with echoes, sounds and noises. The show will be accompanied by a real-time generated video performance.


Libretto and director: Jaakko Nousiainen

Composition: Miika Hyytiäinen

Stage design/Videoperformance: Mia Mäkelä

Musical director/Harpsichord: Daniel Trumull

Christine Planström (Soprano): Estelle Lefort

Maupertuis (Tenor): Matthias Monrad Møller

Violin: Raphaëlle Pacault

Viola: Anna Fusek

Cello: Lea Rahel Bader

Costume: Lisa Kentner

Dramaturgie: Dag Lohde, Susanna Heise


A production of  Dag Lohde and René Dombrowski

Financially supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Kone foundation and Schering Stiftung.

In co-production with Finnland Institute, der Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, UdK, Sophiensaele and the Uferstudio.


Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8.00 pm. Premiere

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:00 pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:00 pm.

Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 pm.

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:00 pm.


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