Artist William Kentridge’s innovative and acclaimed production of Shostakovich’s “The Nose” will be streamed from the Met: Live in HD to Orcas Center on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
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 story. Valery Gergiev conducts.
Paulo Szot’s other roles at the Met have included Lescaut in the new production premiere of Massenet’s Manon and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen. He won a 2008 Tony Award for his portrayal of Emile de Becque in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”
William Kentridge is one of the world’s preeminent visual artists. His work has been the subject of major gallery shows and museum retrospectives around the world and has been captured in a PBS documentary. As a stage director, he has created acclaimed multimedia productions of Büchner’s “Woyzeck,” Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria,” and Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” He made his Met debut with this production of “The Nose” in 2010 and will create a new production of Berg’s “Lulu” in a future Met season.
Soprano Patricia Racette, whom we’ll see as Tosca on November 10, hosts. Approximate running time 1 hour, 50 min.
New York Times staff wrote, “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.”
Tickets for The Nose from The Met: Live in HD are $18 for adults, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office.