Wiener Staatsoper

Tri Sestri (Drei Schwestern)

Director Yuval Sharon
Set and costume design Esther Bialas
Licht und Video Jason H. Thompson


This full-length opera on a grand scale by Péter Eötvös was first performed in Lyon in 1998. Though the composer based the work on Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, he does not present a linear storyline, revealing the plot in three sequences, or to be more precise, telling the story three times from different perspectives. Consequently, many of the episodes are repeated – but without any superfluity. In order to speak to his audience in as clear and understandable a language as possible, Péter Eötvös deliberately employed certain intervals, certain rhythms and certain instrumental constellations, and applied dramaturgical rules learnt from Shakespeare and Ibsen..

Current Dates

  • Thu. 12 Mar 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Mar 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Mar 2020, 7:30 p.m.