Shostakovich’s debut opera — ‘The Nose’

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, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London 51.512888 -0.122369
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, 24th, 27th October, 1st, 4th and
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1 hour 45 mins
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Director -- Barrie Kosky
Composer -- Shostakovich
Conductor -- Ingo Metzmacher

Shostakovich's surrealist satire, 'The Nose', tells the story of the day that Major Kovalyov woke up to discover his nose had gone missing.

Cue a desperate search for his nose.

Granted, it's not a typical subject for an opera, but this was Shostakovich's debut in the field, and drew upon a short story by Gogol: in which a civil servant's errant nose launched its owner on a battle against the bureaucrats. The fable seemed to fire Shostakovich's imagination so much that he created a work of exuberant energy, full of musical jokes and grotesque parody.

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