Three Sisters

Opera in three sequences 

Commissioned by Opera National de Lyon

Description

First performance: 13 March 1998, Opera de Lyon
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu
Conductors: Kent Nagano and Peter Eötvös

 

 

Libretto: C.H. Henneberg and Peter Eötvös, based on Chekhov’s piece
Language: Russian

 

Olga, Masha and Irina, the three daughters of the late General Prozorov, live with their married brother Andrei in a Russian provincial town, and yearn for a better future, for true love and a fulfilled life.

“The close of the century always differs from the simple, ordinary decades preceding it. One expects, resolves and hopes that from now on, everything will be different. And then everything remains the same.

In the epilogue of the play Olga, the eldest sister turns to us and says “…time passes, we shall depart this earth, and be forgotten forever…but our suffering will turn into happiness in those who follow us, peace and joy shall rule the earth, and those living now shall be fondly remembered.” Well, what are we to reply to this message?

Synopsis

PROLOGUE

The three sisters lament the loss of their father, being left behind, and the sufferings involved. For them, everything has become a memory.

 

ACT 1  IRINA

Irina despairs of her existence in the province, her life seems to be passing meaninglessly. Once, she hoped to move to Moscow and find the man of her dreams. Her older sister Olga tries to persuade Irina to marry Lieutenant Tuzenbakh, although Irina does not love him. Masha observes the unloved stepmother Natasha, as she goes by with a burning candle. Several officers, who have extinguished a fire in the town, enter the sisters’ parlour, among them Tuzenbach and Solyony, who are rivals for Irina’s love. While Lieutenant-Colonel Vershinin converses animatedly with the married Masha, the Doctor breaks an old glass clock. Tuzenbach admits his love to Irina, but she is hesitant, deliberately avoiding giving him hope or rejecting him. The conversation between the two is finally interrupted by the Doctor and Solyony. Solyony in turn declares his love for Irina, and threatens to kill his rival Tuzenbakh. When Solyony notices that Natasha has joined them, he leaves. Natasha wants Irina to give up her room to Bobik, the small son of Natasha and Andrei. A little later, Natasha leaves the house to meet her lover, Protopopov. The soldiers take their leave of the three sisters – for ever, as the regiment is being transferred from the town to Poland. Irina decides to marry Tuzenbach and leave the town with him, but Solyony kills him in a duel.

Performances

12 May, 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

Ural Opera and Ballet
Ural Opera production
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

25 Mar, 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

Ural Opera and Ballet
Ural Opera production
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

3 Mar, 2020
Moscow, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

Ural Opera and Ballet
Ural Opera production
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

27 Feb, 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

Ural Opera and Ballet
Ural Opera production
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

30 Jan, 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

Ural Opera and Ballet
Ural Opera production
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

3 Oct, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

opera
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Ural Opera production
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

16 Jun, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

opera
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Ural Opera production
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

18 May, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

opera
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Ural Opera production
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

17 May, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

opera
conductors: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Alexey Bogorad
Ural Opera production
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

16 May, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Eötvös: Three sisters

opera
conductor: Oliver von Dohnanyi, Peter Eötvös
Russian premiere
Ural Opera production
Stage director: Cristopher Alden

3 Oct, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

30 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

23 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

20 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

14 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

12 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

9 Sep, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Stage director: Dorothea Kirschbaum
Conductors: Dennis Russell Davies, Nikolai Petersen

Cast:

Irina: Ray Chenez
Mascha: DQ Lee
Olga: Dmitry Egorov
Andrei: Mikolaj Trabka
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Doktor: Mark Milhofer
Tusenbach: Krešimir Stražanac
Soljony: Barnaby Rea
Kulygin: Thomas Faulkner
Werschinin: Iain MacNeil
Anfisa: Alfred Reiter
Rodé: Isaac Lee
Fedotik: Michael McCown
Venue: Oper, Frankfurt

20 Mar, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Conductors: Christian Schumann, Santiago Santero
Stage Director: Rubén Szuchmacher
Scene: Jorge Ferrari
Light: Gonzalo Córdova

Cast:
Olga: Jovita Vaskeviciute
Masha: Anna Laprovskaja
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Andrei: Luciano Garay
Natacha: Marisú Pavón
Vershinin: Héctor Guedes
Kuligin: Walter Schwarz
Tusenbach:Alejandro Spies
Solionij: Mario De Salvo
Doctor: Carlos Ullán
Fedotik: Pablo Pollitzer
Rodé: Santiago Martinez
Venue: Teatro Colon

18 Mar, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Conductors: Christian Schumann, Santiago Santero
Stage Director: Rubén Szuchmacher
Scene: Jorge Ferrari
Light: Gonzalo Córdova

Cast:
Olga: Jovita Vaskeviciute
Masha: Anna Laprovskaja
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Andrei: Luciano Garay
Natacha: Marisú Pavón
Vershinin: Héctor Guedes
Kuligin: Walter Schwarz
Tusenbach:Alejandro Spies
Solionij: Mario De Salvo
Doctor: Carlos Ullán
Fedotik: Pablo Pollitzer
Rodé: Santiago Martinez
Venue: Teatro Colon

16 Mar, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Conductors: Christian Schumann, Santiago Santero
Stage Director: Rubén Szuchmacher
Scene: Jorge Ferrari
Light: Gonzalo Córdova

Cast:
Olga: Jovita Vaskeviciute
Masha: Anna Laprovskaja
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Andrei: Luciano Garay
Natacha: Marisú Pavón
Vershinin: Héctor Guedes
Kuligin: Walter Schwarz
Tusenbach:Alejandro Spies
Solionij: Mario De Salvo
Doctor: Carlos Ullán
Fedotik: Pablo Pollitzer
Rodé: Santiago Martinez
Venue: Teatro Colon

13 Mar, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Conductors: Christian Schumann, Santiago Santero
Stage Director: Rubén Szuchmacher
Scene: Jorge Ferrari
Light: Gonzalo Córdova

Cast:
Olga: Jovita Vaskeviciute
Masha: Anna Laprovskaja
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Andrei: Luciano Garay
Natacha: Marisú Pavón
Vershinin: Héctor Guedes
Kuligin: Walter Schwarz
Tusenbach:Alejandro Spies
Solionij: Mario De Salvo
Doctor: Carlos Ullán
Fedotik: Pablo Pollitzer
Rodé: Santiago Martinez
Venue: Teatro Colon

18 Mar, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three sisters

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer
Stage director: Yuval Sharon
Scene and costume: Esther Bialas
Light and video: Jason H. Thompson

Cast:
Irina: Aida Garifullina
Mascha: Margarita Gritskova
Olga: Ilseyar Khayrullova
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Tusenbach: Boaz Daniel
Verschinin: Clemens Unterreiner
Andrei: Gabriel Bermudez
Kulygin: Dan Paul Dumitrescu / Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Norbert Ernst
Soljony: Viktor Shevchenko
Anfisa: Marcus Pelz
Rodé: Jason Bridges
Fedotik: Jinxu Xiahou
Wiener Staatsoper

16 Mar, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three sisters

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer
Stage director: Yuval Sharon
Scene and costume: Esther Bialas
Light and video: Jason H. Thompson

Cast:
Irina: Aida Garifullina
Mascha: Margarita Gritskova
Olga: Ilseyar Khayrullova
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Tusenbach: Boaz Daniel
Verschinin: Clemens Unterreiner
Andrei: Gabriel Bermudez
Kulygin: Dan Paul Dumitrescu / Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Norbert Ernst
Soljony: Viktor Shevchenko
Anfisa: Marcus Pelz
Rodé: Jason Bridges
Fedotik: Jinxu Xiahou
Wiener Staatsoper

13 Mar, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three sisters

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer
Stage director: Yuval Sharon
Scene and costume: Esther Bialas
Light and video: Jason H. Thompson

Cast:
Irina: Aida Garifullina
Mascha: Margarita Gritskova
Olga: Ilseyar Khayrullova
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Tusenbach: Boaz Daniel
Verschinin: Clemens Unterreiner
Andrei: Gabriel Bermudez
Kulygin: Dan Paul Dumitrescu / Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Norbert Ernst
Soljony: Viktor Shevchenko
Anfisa: Marcus Pelz
Rodé: Jason Bridges
Fedotik: Jinxu Xiahou
Wiener Staatsoper

10 Mar, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three sisters

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer
Stage director: Yuval Sharon
Scene and costume: Esther Bialas
Light and video: Jason H. Thompson

Cast:
Irina: Aida Garifullina
Mascha: Margarita Gritskova
Olga: Ilseyar Khayrullova
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Tusenbach: Boaz Daniel
Verschinin: Clemens Unterreiner
Andrei: Gabriel Bermudez
Kulygin: Dan Paul Dumitrescu / Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Norbert Ernst
Soljony: Viktor Shevchenko
Anfisa: Marcus Pelz
Rodé: Jason Bridges
Fedotik: Jinxu Xiahou
Wiener Staatsoper

6 Mar, 2016
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three sisters

Premiere
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer
Stage director: Yuval Sharon
Scene and costume: Esther Bialas
Light and video: Jason H. Thompson

Cast:
Irina: Aida Garifullina
Mascha: Margarita Gritskova
Olga: Ilseyar Khayrullova
Natascha: Eric Jurenas
Tusenbach: Boaz Daniel
Verschinin: Clemens Unterreiner
Andrei: Gabriel Bermudez
Kulygin: Dan Paul Dumitrescu / Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Norbert Ernst
Soljony: Viktor Shevchenko
Anfisa: Marcus Pelz
Rodé: Jason Bridges
Fedotik: Jinxu Xiahou
Wiener Staatsoper

14 Apr, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

11 Apr, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

5 Apr, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

3 Apr, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

24 Mar, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

15 Mar, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

 

 

9 Mar, 2013
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich
Premiere

Director /Scene: Herbert Fritsch
Costume: Victoria Behr
Conductors: Michael Boder, Peter Sommerer

Cast:
Irina: Ivana Rusko
Macha: Anna Goryachova
Olga: Julia Riley
Natashcha: Rebeca Olvera
Tusenbach: Kresimir Stranazac
Verschinin: Cheyne Davidson
Andrej: Elliot Madore
Kulygin: Erik Anstine
Doctor: Martin Zysset
Soljony: Reinhard Mayr
Anfisa: Dimitri Pkhaladze
Fedotik: Andreas Winkler
Rodé: Dmitry Ivanchey

6 Jul, 2011
Schiller Theater, Berlin

Eötvös: Three Sisters

July 2011 Berlin, Schiller Theater

Prinzregententheater, Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
Russian version with women in women's roles
Director: Rosamund Gilmore
Scene and costume: Carl Friedrich Oberle
Conductor: Julien Salemkour, Joachim Tschiedel
Staatskapelle Berlin

Cast:
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Macha: Anna Lapkowskaja
Olga: Eun-Kyong Lim
Natashcha: Ines Reinhardt
Tusenbach: Benjamin Appl
Verschinin: Franz Schlecht
Andrej: Andreas Burkhart
Kulygin: Yeunku Chu
Doctor: Rouwen Huther
Soljony: Daniel Eggert
Anfisa: Thomas Stimmel
Fedotik: Dooseok Kang
Rodé: Benno Vogel

4 Jul, 2011
Schiller Theater, Berlin

Eötvös: Three Sisters

July 2011 Berlin, Schiller Theater

Prinzregententheater, Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
Russian version with women in women's roles
Director: Rosamund Gilmore
Scene and costume: Carl Friedrich Oberle
Conductor: Julien Salemkour, Joachim Tschiedel
Staatskapelle Berlin

Cast:
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Macha: Anna Lapkowskaja
Olga: Eun-Kyong Lim
Natashcha: Ines Reinhardt
Tusenbach: Benjamin Appl
Verschinin: Franz Schlecht
Andrej: Andreas Burkhart
Kulygin: Yeunku Chu
Doctor: Rouwen Huther
Soljony: Daniel Eggert
Anfisa: Thomas Stimmel
Fedotik: Dooseok Kang
Rodé: Benno Vogel

3 Jul, 2011
Schiller Theater, Berlin

Eötvös: Three Sisters

July 2011 Berlin, Schiller Theater

Prinzregententheater, Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
Russian version with women in women's roles
Director: Rosamund Gilmore
Scene and costume: Carl Friedrich Oberle
Conductor: Julien Salemkour, Joachim Tschiedel
Staatskapelle Berlin

Cast:
Irina: Elvira Hasanagic
Macha: Anna Lapkowskaja
Olga: Eun-Kyong Lim
Natashcha: Ines Reinhardt
Tusenbach: Benjamin Appl
Verschinin: Franz Schlecht
Andrej: Andreas Burkhart
Kulygin: Yeunku Chu
Doctor: Rouwen Huther
Soljony: Daniel Eggert
Anfisa: Thomas Stimmel
Fedotik: Dooseok Kang
Rodé: Benno Vogel

14 May, 2011
London, UK

Eötvös portrait concert

BBC London

Paris-Dakar
Octet Plus
Derwischtanz
Sonata per sei
Psalm 151
Guildhall Ensemble, cond. Richard Baker

zeroPoints
Psychokosmos (Miklos Lukács, cimbalom)
Levitation (Richard Hosford, John Bradbury clarinets)
IMA (BBCSC + BBC Singers)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Peter Eötvös

Films:
"The Seventh Door" - portrait film
"Three sisters" - opera film

Barbican Center

27 May, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

19 May, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

14 May, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

13 May, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

20 Apr, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

1 Apr, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

23 Mar, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

13 Mar, 2010
Koblenz, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Theater Koblenz

Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductor: Enrico Delamboye

13 Mar, 2010
Koblenz

Eötvös: Three Sisters

March, 2010, Theater Koblenz
Performances: 13, 23 March, 1, 20 April, 13, 14, 19, 27 May
Director: Gabrielle Wiesmüller
Conductors: Enrico Delamboye, Karsten Huschke
Scene: Katrin Hieronymus
Costume: Katharina Beth

Cast:
Irina: Tamara Weimerich
Masha: Aurea Marston
Olga: Anne Catherine Wagner
Natasha: Hana Lee
Tusenbach: Nikodem Lasa
Verschinin: Peter Kubik
Andrej: Michael Mrosek
Kulygin: Andreas Mitschke
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Jongmin Lim
Anfisa: Peter Lobert
Rodé: Martin Shalita
Fedotik: Danilo Tepsa

21 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

19 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

17 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

11 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

10 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

8 Feb, 2010
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich
Prinzregententheater

8 Mar, 2008
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters - film

Amphi de l`Opéra de Lyon

26 Feb, 2008
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

22 Feb, 2008
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

24 Jan, 2008
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

9 Jan, 2008
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

29 Dec, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

22 Dec, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

5 Dec, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

23 Nov, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

17 Nov, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

10 Nov, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

4 Nov, 2007
Oldenburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three sisters

Staatstheater Oldenburg

4 Nov, 2007
Staatstheater, Oldenburg

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with women in women's roles
Stage Director: Andrea Schwalbach
Conductors: Alexander Rumpf, Olaf Storbeck
Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester

Performances:
2007 November 4, 10, 17, 23,
2007 December 5, 22, 29
2008 January 9, 24,
2008 February 22, 26

Cast:
Andrej: James Bobby
Olga: Ulrike Ludewig
Mascha: Nathalie Senf
Irina: Irina Wischnizkaja
Natascha: Magdalena Schäfer
Kulygin: Henry Kiichli
Tusenbach: Paul Brady
Verschinin: Igor Gavrilov
Doctor: Thomas Burger
Soljony: Andrey Valiguras
Fedotik: Georgi Nikolov
Rodé: Ihor Salo
Anfisa: Philip Zehnoff

5 Mar, 2006
Hamburger Staatsoper

Eötvös: Three Sisters

5, 9, 18, 21 March, 2006, Hamburg
Russian version with counters
Stage Director: Stanislas Nordey
Conductors: Martyn Brabbins, Simon Hewett

Cast:
Andrej: Marc Holland
Olga: David Cordier
Mascha: Brian Asawa
Irina: Oleg Ryabets
Natascha: Gary Boyce
Kulygin: Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Tusenbach: Dmitri Vargin
Verschinin: Lauri Vasar
Doctor: Julius Best
Soljony: Tigran Martirossian
Fedotik: Jürgen Sacher
Rodé: Fredric Akselberg
Anfisa: Carl Schultz

10 Apr, 2005
Bern, Switzerland

Eötvös: Three sisters

Eötvös: Three sisters (Gerd Heinz)

Bern Opera

10 Apr, 2005
Opernhaus Bern

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version, women in women's roles
Conductor: Hans Drewanz, Franz Leander Klee
Directed by Gerd Heinz
Performances: 10, 17, 21, 26, 30 April, 3, 6, 8 May 2005

Cast:
Irina: Silke Schwarz
Masha: Zoryana Kushpler
Olga: Maria Riccarda Wesseling
Natasha: Isabelle Razawi
Tusenbach: Gerardo Garciacano
Verschinin: Johannes martin Kränzle
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Ernst Garstenauer
Doctor: Julius Best
Soljony: Richard Ackermann
Anfisa: Florentina Giurca
Rodé: Sergey Akseno
Fedotik: Leonardo Silva

2 Nov, 2002
Kassel, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opernhaus Kassel

German version, women in women's roles
Conductors: Roberto Paternostro, Arne Willimczik
Directed by István Szabó
Performances: 2, 13, 17, 22 November 2002

Cast:
Irina: Petra Schmidt
Masha: Michaela Miehring
Olga: Alexandra Kloose
Natasha: Marisca Mulder
Tusenbach: Hang-Georg Priese
Verschinin: Sebastian Bollacher
Andrej: Tito You
Kulygin: Vidar Gunnarsson
Doctor: Richard Roberts
Soljony: Dieter Hönig
Anfisa: Ruthild Engert
Rodé: Partick Busert
Fedotik: Alfred Kim

25 May, 2002
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Wiener Festwochen,
25, 27, 29, 31 May, 2002

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, László Tihanyi
Directed by: Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Peter Fried
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau

 

26 Apr, 2002
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters

Russian version
Cond: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Opera National de Lyon

24 Apr, 2002
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters

Russian version
Cond: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Opera National de Lyon

22 Apr, 2002
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters

Russian version
Cond: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Opera National de Lyon

20 Apr, 2002
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters

Russian version
Cond: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Opera National de Lyon

18 Apr, 2002
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three sisters

Russian version
Cond: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Opera National de Lyon

18 Apr, 2002
Opera National de Lyon

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Opera National de Lyon, France

18, 20, 22, April, 14, 16 May, 2002
Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Jonathan Stockhammer
Directed by: Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Peter Fried
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau

8 Mar, 2002
Brussels, Belgium

Eötvös: Three Sisters

La Monnaie
8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 March, 2002
Russian version with counters

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Roland Boer
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Henry Waddington
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

16 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

14 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

12 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

10 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

8 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

6 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Théâtre du Châtelet

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Directed by Ushio Amagatsu

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Bejun Mehta
Olga: Alain Aubin
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Wojtek Drabowiczi
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Kulygin: Nikita Storojev
Doctor: Peter Hall
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Anfisa: Jan Alofs
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Valerij Serkin

20 Oct, 2001
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Directed by: Stanislas Nordey

Hamburger Staatsoper

14 Oct, 2001
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Directed by: Stanislas Nordey

Hamburger Staatsoper

7 Oct, 2001
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Directed by: Stanislas Nordey

Hamburger Staatsoper

25 Aug, 2001
Edinburgh, UK

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Edinbourgh Festival

Concert version
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Errico Fresis

29 Apr, 2001
Zagreb, Croatia

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Zagreb Festival

Budapest Opera House
Hungarian version with women
Conductors: Gergely Vajda, László Tihanyi
Staging: István Szabó

4 Nov, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

1 Nov, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

26 Oct, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

21 Oct, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

14 Oct, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

11 Oct, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

 

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

8 Oct, 2000
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Freiburg
Conductors: Kwamé Ryan, Errico Fresis
Staging: Gerd Heinz
Scene and costume: Stefanie Seitz

Cast:
Irina: Susan Davis-Holmes
Masha: Sigrun Schell
Olga: Rosemary Nencheck
Natasha: Teresa Erbe
Tusenbach: Gregor Dalal
Verschinin: Riccardo Lombardi
Andrej: Wolfgang Newerla
Kulygin: Dariusz Niemirowicz
Doctor: Roderic Keating
Soljony: Luiz Molz
Anfisa: Joke Kramer
Rodé: René Velázquez Diaz
Fedotik: Patrick Jones

Venue: Freiburg Theatre

30 Sep, 2000
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version, with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume:Raoul Fernandez
Light:Philippe Berthomé

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: David Cordier
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Oliver Zwarg
Kulygin: Simon Yang
Soljony: Andreas Hörl
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Dirk Schmitz
Fedotik: Martin Homrich
Anfisa: Carl Schultz

State Opera, Hamburg

28 Sep, 2000
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version, with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume:Raoul Fernandez
Light:Philippe Berthomé

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: David Cordier
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Oliver Zwarg
Kulygin: Simon Yang
Soljony: Andreas Hörl
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Dirk Schmitz
Fedotik: Martin Homrich
Anfisa: Carl Schultz

State Opera, Hamburg

26 Sep, 2000
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version, with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume:Raoul Fernandez
Light:Philippe Berthomé

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: David Cordier
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Oliver Zwarg
Kulygin: Simon Yang
Soljony: Andreas Hörl
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Dirk Schmitz
Fedotik: Martin Homrich
Anfisa: Carl Schultz

State Opera, Hamburg

24 Sep, 2000
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version, with counters
Conductors: Ingo Metzmacher, Boris Schäfer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume:Raoul Fernandez
Light:Philippe Berthomé

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo
Olga: David Cordier
Natasha: Gary Boyce
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Olivier Lallouette
Verschinin: Oliver Zwarg
Kulygin: Simon Yang
Soljony: Andreas Hörl
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Dirk Schmitz
Fedotik: Martin Homrich
Anfisa: Carl Schultz

State Opera, Hamburg

11 Apr, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Three Sisters - opera

Budapest Spring Festival

Hungarian version, new staging
Director: István Szabó (filmdirector)

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Laszlo Tihanyi

Operahouse Budapest

 

2 Apr, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Three Sisters - opera

Budapest Spring Festival

Hungarian version, new staging
Director: István Szabó (filmdirector)

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Laszlo Tihanyi

Operahouse Budapest

 

5 Mar, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Budapest Spring Festival

Hungarian version, women in women's roles
Hungarian translation: Agnes Romhanyi
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, László Tihanyi
Staging: István Szabó
Scene: Attila Csikós
Costume: Györgyi Szakács
UMZE Ensemble, Opera Orchestra

Cast:
Irina: Krisztina Sinka
Masha: Andrea Meláth
Olga: Márta Lukin
Natasha: Jolán Sánta
Andrej: Kázmér Sárkány
Tusenbach: András Káldi Kiss
Verschinin: Gábor Németh
Kuligin: Máté Szécsi
Soljony: Péter Fried
Doctor: Dénes Gulyás
Rodé: János Ocsovay
Fedotik: Zsolt Derecskei
Anfisa: Tibor Gyapjas

2 Mar, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Hungarian premiere
Budapest Spring Festival

Hungarian version, women in women's roles
Hungarian translation: Agnes Romhanyi
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, László Tihanyi
Staging: István Szabó
Scene: Attila Csikós
Costume: Györgyi Szakács
UMZE Ensemble, Opera Orchestra

Cast:
Irina: Krisztina Sinka
Masha: Andrea Meláth
Olga: Márta Lukin
Natasha: Jolán Sánta
Andrej: Kázmér Sárkány
Tusenbach: András Káldi Kiss
Verschinin: Gábor Németh
Kuligin: Máté Szécsi
Soljony: Péter Fried
Doctor: Dénes Gulyás
Rodé: János Ocsovay
Fedotik: Zsolt Derecskei
Anfisa: Tibor Gyapjas

18 Dec, 1999
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

 

17 Dec, 1999
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

 

14 Dec, 1999
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

 

11 Dec, 1999
Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

 

9 Dec, 1999
Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

4 Dec, 1999
Den Haag, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

1 Dec, 1999
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

29 Nov, 1999
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Eötvös: Three Sisters

Dutch premiere
Nationale Reisopera, Enschede

Russian version with counters
Conductors: Niksa Bareza, Jonathan Stockhammer
Staging: Stanislas Nordey
Scene: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume: Raoul Fernandez
Light: Philippe Berthomé
Radio Symphonie Orkest Hilversum

Cast:
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Masha: Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor)
Olga: David Cordier (counter-tenor)
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Andrej: Mark Holland
Tusenbach: Roger Smeets
Verschinin: Martin Tzonev
Kuligin: Dario Süss
Soljony: Bart Driessen
Doctor: Julius Best
Rodé: Alexei Grigorev
Fedotik: Terence Mirau
Anfisa: Tom Haenen

7 Nov, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

5 Nov, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

1 Nov, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

27 Oct, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

19 Oct, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

17 Oct, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

15 Oct, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

13 Oct, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Three Sisters

German premiere
Deutsche Oper am Rhein

German version, with women in women's roles
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg
Conductors: Wen-Pin Chien, Günther Albers
Staging: Inga Levant
Scene: Johannes Schütz
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Light: Markus Miësch
Video: Klaus vom Bruch

Cast:
Irina: Lisa Griffith
Masha: Marta Marquez
Olga: Annette Seiltgen
Andrej: Richard Byme
Natasha: Morenike Fadayomi
Kuligin: Peter Nikolaus Kante
Anfisa: Martha Mödl
Tusenbach: Hans Lydman
Soljony: Sami Luttinen
Verschinin: Ludwig Grabmeier
Doctor: David Owen
Rodé: Alexander Mayr
Fedotik: Martin Koch

24 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

21 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

19 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

17 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

15 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

13 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Three Sisters

World premiere
Opera National de Lyon
Russian version

Conductors: Kent Nagano, Peter Eötvös
Staging: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi
Light: Ushio Amagatsu, Genta Iwamura
General assistant: Keiji Morita

Cast:
Andrej: Albert Schagidullin
Natasha: Gary Boyce (counter-tenor)
Olga: Alain Aubin (counter-tenor)
Masha: Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley (counter-tenor)
Irina: Oleg Riabets (counter-tenor)
Kuligin: Nikita Storojev
Verchinin: Wojtek Drabowicz
Tusenbach: Dietrich Henschel
Soljony: Denis Sedov
Doctor: Peter Hall
Fedotik: Marc Duguay
Rode: Ivan Matiakh
Anfisa: Jan Alofs

Awarded Grand Prix de la Critique 1997/98 - Prix Claude-Rostand (Paris, 1998)
Awarded Victoires de la Musique Classique et du Jazz (Paris, 1999)

Details

Genre:
Duration:
100 minutes
Date:
1996/1997

Publisher information

Cast

Singers:
Countertenors: Irina (sopran), Mascha (mezzo), Olga (alt), Natasha (sopr.)
Tenors: Doctor, Rodé, Fedotik
Baritons: Andrei, Vershinin, Tusenbach (baryton lyric)
Bass: Soljonij, Kulygin, Anfisa

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Three Sisters
Opera - Music Theatre
100'2sop,​mez,​alt,​3ten,​2bar,​lyr bar,​3bass33313 4331 400 98775sax,​acc,​2epf,​timpamp, cd

1st orch: 1 fl (altfl.), 1 ob (Eh), 1 cl. (in A, Es), 1 bcl (cbcl), 1 bassoon,1 sopr.sax./2 horn,1 trumpet (Flghr), 1 trombone/ 2 perc./Accordeon, E-piano/1.0.1.1.1.
2nd orch: 2.2.2.2./2.2.2.1./2 perc./e-piano/ 8.8.6.6.4.

Further information

A századvég mindig más, mint az egyszerű hétköznapi évtizedek. Az ember elvárja, megfogadja és reméli, hogy ezután minden másként lesz. Aztán minden marad úgy, ahogy volt.

A legidősebb nővér, Olga a darab epilógjában így fordul hozzánk: “… az idő elmúlik, elmegyünk, örökre elfelejtenek bennünket. … de a mi szenvedésünk örömre változik azokban, akik utánunk következnek, boldogság és békesség uralkodik a földön, s azokra, akik most élnek, majd szívesen emlékeznek.” Nos, erre az üzenetre mit válaszoljunk?

Egy különös századvégi érzékenység köti össze napjainkat az előző század végével, amikor Csehov a Három nővért irta. A dráma a saját korának, az adott társadalmi rétegnek és életformának pontos analízise. De az, hogy ebben a században olyan nagy érdeklődéssel fordultak e dráma iránt, azt mutatja, hogy a probléma sokkal általánosabb és jelenidejű.

Az opera megírásánál a célom nem a Három nővér csehovi drámájának zenei adaptációja volt, hanem annak kulcsjeleneteit megismételve, Irina, Andrej és Mása alakjának középpontba állitásával az eseményeket más-más nézőpontból dolgoztam fel. Ezért az opera nem tradicionális felvonásokból, hanem három szekvenciából áll. Ennek megfelelően a történések más és más súlypontot kapnak a három szereplő számára jelentős, általuk megélt érzelmi töltések szerint.

Az egész történet kapcsolatkeresések sorozata, – nem konkrét főhőssel/hőskkel a középpontban, hanem az emberi élet tartalmi, érzelmi és kapcsolati érzékenységének megfogalmazása. Mindegyik központi figura alapproblémája a választás kérdése. Mindig két lehetöség között kell dönteniük, és bármelyiket választják, az menthetetlenül kudarchoz vezet.

Az opera hangzási kűlönlegességét a színpad előtt és mögött elhelyezett két zenekar adja meg. A zenekari árokban helyet foglaló együttes a szinpad alakjaival tart állandó kapcsolatot. Ez az intim kapcsolat alkalmat ad arra, hogy olykor a szereplők helyett a zene nyelvén mondja el azok érzéseit, gondolatait. Az énekesek mögött elhelyezkedő nagyzenekar a drámai jelenetek, érzelmi kitörések megformálását segiti. Egy jellegzetesen orosznak érzett hangszer, a harmonika, a történelmen kivüliséget, a történések időtlenségét jelképezi.

Ebben a műben nem teszek mást, mint a személyeket tanulmányozom, a szenvedélyüket, cselekvésüket és passzivitásukat, a lehetetlen döntéseket és a döntések lehetetlenségét; azokat, amelyeket meg kellene tegyenek, de végülis nem tesznek meg.

/Eötvös Péter/

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Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France
Musical director: Kent Nagano and Peter Eötvös
Paris-Châtelet, 2001

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Ural opera, Yekaterinburg – Russia, 2019

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