Comic opera nothing to sneeze at
Rockland — The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. with Shostakovich’s “The Nose.” An encore broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m.
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s comic opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts.
“The Nose” is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Festival d’Aix en Provence and the Opéra National de Lyon. It runs about two hours and a quarter.
Tickets are on sale for $27 adults, $15 students; encore tickets will be available day-of-show for $23/$5. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com