Restless social satire about a lost body part. Opera in three acts by Dmitri Shostakovich, staged by director Herbert Fritsch.
Restless social satire about a lost body part
When college professor Platon Kuzmich Kovalev wakes up one morning, something is different. Looking in the mirror, he notices that he no longer has a nose. It seems to be wandering around, which soon has the entire town in an uproar. 'The Nose' is a biting satire about the hysterization of a society. The music by 22-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich is exuberant, rich in ideas and full of grotesque humor. After his production of Richard Strauss' 'Intermezzo', director Herbert Fritsch once again devotes himself to an opera of the experimental 1920s/1930s.
Participants and additional information:
- Musical direction - Clemens Heil
- Production and stage - Herbert Fritsch
- Stage design - Andrej Rutar
- Costumes - Victoria Behr
- Chorus direction - Michael Clark
- dramaturgy - Roman Reeger
- Platon Kuzmich Kovalev - Michael Borth
- Ivan Yakovlevich/Father - Andrew Murphy
- Praskovya Osipovna/Pelageya Grigoryevna Podtochina - Jasmine Etezadzadeh
- Constable/Eunuch - Peter Tantsits
- Constable/Eunuch - James Kryshak
- An Editor of Advertisements/Ivan Ivanovich - Vuyani Mlinde
- Ivan, servant Kovalev/Driver/1st son/Old man/Other acquaintance - Karl-Heinz Brandt
- Nose/Accompanying Lady/Chosrow Mirza - Hubert Wild
- Soprano solo in the cathedral/Mother/Daughter - Inna Fedorii
- Soprano solo in the Cathedral/Mother/Daughter - Mirka Wagner
- Salesman/Lakai/Coachman/Speculator/Major/2nd Son - Jasin Rammal-Rykała
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