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The Nose

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Acclaimed artist William Kentridge directed and designed this visually dazzling Met premiere production of Shostakovich’s satirical opera, adapted from the classic short story by Nikolai Gogol. Baritone Paulo Szot leads the cast as Kovalyov, the hapless bureaucrat whose nose has mysteriously gone missing. Alexander Lewis and Andrey Popov co-star, and Pavel Smelkov conducts.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Oct 26, 2013


Dmitri Shostakovich


Dmitri Shostakovich, with Yevgeny Zamyatin, Georgy Ionin, and Alexander Preis

Run Time

2 HRS 01 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus