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Met Encore: The Nose (Dimitri Shostakovich)


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. Pavel Smelkov conducts. - Metropolitan Opera Run time: 2h15m.


Also at Brier Creek and Cary Crossroads. Please indicate theater choice in comment box.

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  • Dan

    Thanks Glenn :)

    October 31, 2013

  • Glenn McNulty B.

    I agree with Dan on all points. Written like a true music critic, Dan. Way to go!

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Dan

    This opera requires multiple viewings to be fully appreciated and I am so glad that I saw "The Nose" again. Shostakovich's youthful experimentation fit perfectly with the bizzare storyline. If you found yourself thinking "what the hell is going on here?", then you have realized Shostakovich's goal and understand the point of the opera. Shostakovich also utilized instruments in new ways. I noticed the trombones and their chromatic slides, new perfusion instruments, and the human voice becoming part of the orchestra instead of something something seperate, something "pretty" to which the orchestra accompanied. Shostakovicj utilized the human voice's capabilities beyond speech.

    Go see it again!

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Dan

    I'm going to Cary Crossroads with my 20th century music history professor from NC State.

    October 28, 2013

  • Janice

    I'm going to Brier Creek, not North Hills

    October 26, 2013

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