27 September 2016 at 3.00pm | 9 Comments
Russian composer Shostakovich began writing The Nose when he was only 20 years old. The piece is an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story and tells the story of a civil servant, Major Kovalyov, who loses his nose and launches a desperate hunt to get it back.
For this live stream, Staff Director Amy Lane was joined by production director Barrie Kosky to offer insights into The Royal Opera's new production of the piece.
Now one of Shostakovich's best known operas, The Nose was received poorly by its early audiences upon its stage premiere in 1930 and would not be performed again in the USSR until 1974. Kosky and Lane were also joined by Professor of Russian Literature Andrew Kahn who discussed the Soviet Union's suppression of satirical works.
The Insight event also featured a musical segment with members of the cast.
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