Don’t miss the New England Premiere of 'The Nose,' Shostakovich’s first opera: a madcap fable about a man’s identity and place in society.
Based on Gogol’s classic short story, 'The Nose' tells the story of an average guy who wakes up one morning with an unusual dilemma: his nose has run away from his face! He pursues it through the streets, offices, and landmarks of St. Petersburg in this satirical romp that offers non-stop action for cast and orchestra alike.
The ensemble cast is led by Stephen Salters as Kovalyov, Torrance Blaisdell as The Nose, and Bolshoi Opera bass Vladimir Matorin as the Barber.
'The Nose' will be conducted by Opera Boston Music Director Gil Rose. Julia Pevzner, an internationally-acclaimed director, will make her Opera Boston debut.
Sung in Russian with projected English titles.
Free pre-performance talk one hour before curtain and Audience Talkback to follow Sunday Matinee.
Torrance Blaisdell as The Nose
Vladimir Matorin as Ivan Yakovlevich
Yeghishe Manucharyan as Ivan the Lackey
Frank Kelley as The Police Inspector
Libretto: Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Story by: Nikolai Gogol
Director: Ken Roht
Conductor: Gil Rose
Stage Director: Julia Pevzner
Producer: Opera Boston