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Three Sisters 2001Edinburgh International Festival

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The fully-staged operas at the 2001 Festival were Scottish Opera's new Walküre and a Magic Flute staging imported from Aix-en-Provence. In addition, there was an astonishing range of concert performances - Runnicles and The Trojans, Mackerras conducting Idomeneo and Boulez with Bluebeard's Castle, not to mention Rossini (Armida), Rameau (Zoroastre), Messiaen (St François d'Assise) and a few more. Among these riches, it may have been inevitable that the British premiere of a piece only three years old might seem a bit lost. Never mind, it is a fascinating work, full of interesting ideas and effects, not just the obviously male sisters. The eclectic composer was one of the two conductors needed for its complex presentation. Oleg Riabets and Gary Boyce were carried over the original Lyon cast.

Performance Cast

Masha eldest sister

Lawrence Zazzo

Olga the middle sister

David Cordier

Irina youngest sister

Oleg Riabets

Andrey brother to the sisters

Wolfgang Newerla

Natasha Andrey's wife

Gary Boyce

Kuligin Masha's husband

Dario Süss

Tusenbach an army officer, Irina's fiancé

Olivier Lallouette


Roderic Keating

Performance DatesThree Sisters 2001

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

25 Aug, 19.30

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