Restless social satire about a lost body part
When Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov, a collegiate assessor, wakes up one morning, something is different. He looks in the mirror to find that his nose has disappeared. It appears to have acquired a life of its own, which soon has the whole town in uproar. ‹Die Nase› is a biting satire about creating mass hysteria within a society. The music of the 22-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich is exuberant, imaginative and full of grotesque humour. After his production of Richard Strauss’ ‹Intermezzo›, director Herbert Fritsch once again devotes himself to an opera of the experimental 1920s /1930s.
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