The NOSE by MET Opera
October 17-26, 2013
Metropolitan Opera, New York
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story.
“With unflagging energy and unfettered imagination, it powerfully seconds both the irreverent zaniness of the Gogol story on which the opera is based and the teeming exuberance of Shostakovich’s music” (New York Times).
As the bureaucrat who wakes up to find his nose is missing, baritone Paulo Szot “has Kovalyov down. [He brings] considerable vulnerability to his winning characterization” (New York Times).
The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.
Venue: Metropolitan Opera