Opera Scotland

Three Sisters Drei Schwestern

Music

Peter Eötvös (born Székelyudvarhely, 2 January 1944)

Text

Claus H Henneberg and the Composer.

Source

Play (1902) by Anton Chekhov.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Lyon (Opéra), 13 March 1998.

First Performance in UK (concert): Edinburgh (Festival Theatre), 25 August 2001.

 

Background

Since Three Sisters, the Hungarian has become one of the most interesting of the current generation of opera composers, with several commissions, including one at Glyndebourne. This is an adaptation of Chekhov, with the titular ladies all played by counter-tenors, and an otherwise all-male cast.

The Cast

Andrey
 brother to the sisters
Doctor
 
Irina
 youngest sister
Kuligin
 Masha's husband
Masha
 eldest sister
Natasha
 Andrey's wife
Olga
 the middle sister
Tusenbach
 an army officer, Irina's fiancé

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