Sophie │ Amelie: wisdom or work?
The Cupola Hall
A NARRATIVE CONCERT
Ten years ago, an album of sheet music was discovered at a flea market in Berlin, with the inscription ‟Sophie Godeffroy 1857”. So begins our true story! Sophie’s family had grown rich from foreign trade to distant lands as well as from transporting European migrants across the oceans. Sophie’s father collected curiosities as trophies. These objects take us to Paul Gauguin’s Polynesia as well as to Australia, where the professional collector Amalie Dietrich (1821–1891), who was commissioned by Sophie’s father, was based. Later Amalie’s daughter would reveal the tragic stories of mother and daughter. Which is the right choice: hiding in paradise or being part of the corrupt world?
Reetta Ristimäki, vocals
otta Emanuelsson, piano
Anna Kortelainen, narrator, script and images
The program is in Finnish.