Les Grandes Nuits




A production inspired by the French Duchess of Maine’s nightly divertissements in the 1700s. She suffered from insomnia and therefore forced her court to entertain her through the nights with music, dance, pantomimes and plays. Music by Bernier, Montéclair, Clérambault and Mouret. Performed in French, Italian and Swedish.

Premiered at at the Old Theatre in Vadstena on 8 July 2015.

Broadcasted on Sveriges Radio P2 live on January 20th 2016




Duchesse du Maine: Annastina Malm

Duc du Maine: Alexander Vesterberg

Nicolas de Malézieu: Hannes Öberg

Kristine West, flute

Stina Jansson, violin I

Maria Wernberg, violin II

Stina Petersson, cello

Andreas Edlund, harpsichord



Staging & concept: Annastina Malm
Conductor: Andreas Edlund
Choreography: Karin Modigh
Scenography & costumes: Johan Glaumann
Make-up & Wigs: Anne-Charlotte Reinhold
Lighting design: Jimmy Ström

Producer: Terese Lindström, Vadstena-Akademien


The project has received generous support from Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse and Sonia and Gustav Forssius stiftelse.


“Förföriskt lekfullt för sömnlösa nätter” – Aftonbladet

“Njut i Akademiens tidsmaskin” – Corren

“Ett förtjusande divertissemang” – Skånska Dagbladet

“Färgstarkt av Vadstena-Akademien” – MVT




Trailer (French)