Donald Macleod explores the opera Electra by Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner. He also talks to theatre expert Inga Lewenhaupt about stage gestures.
iv) Taking the Airs
A chance to wander the grounds around Drottningholm takes Donald to the Chinese Pavilion and brings an opportunity to divulge the strange world of stage-gesture made uniform by Gustavus III. Today music from Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner's opera Electra and a fine symphony by Kraus.