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The Nose

photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Just how important is a high profile in 19-century Russian society? When he wakes up without a nose, an ambitious but stuffy bureaucrat finds out in Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist 1836 parable, which Shostakovich used as libretto for his 1930s opera. These Met: Live in HD broadcasts beamed straight from New York’s Metropolitan Opera are a wonderful resource for Orlandoans starved for the kind of innovative staging that only a major opera house can afford, and the kind of unconventional operas few small regional companies would risk presenting; the sets and animated projections of this 2010 pruduction designed by William Kentridge are stunning; the cast is, fittingly, conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

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Tags: opera, The Met
Price: $22-$24
 

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Just how important is a high profile in 19th-century Russian society? When he wakes up without a nose, an ambitious but stuffy bureaucrat finds out in Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist 1836 parable, which Shostakovich used as the libretto for his 1930s opera. This is a Met: Live in HD broadcast, beamed straight from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, meaning you can eat popcorn and lounge in stadium seating at the movie theater of your choice while enjoying Shostakovich’s spiky, propulsive, glorious score. These Fathom presentations are a wonderful resource for Orlandoans starved for the kind of innovative staging that only a major opera house can afford, and the kind of unconventional operas few regional companies would risk presenting; the sets and animated projections of this 2010 production designed by William Kentridge are stunning. – Jessica Bryce Young

 
 

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