Die Nase

by Dimitri Schostakowitsch

Opera in 3 acts and 1 epilogue according to the novella by Nikolai W. Gogol

Operning night: 22nd of September 2015

Further Performances: 26th, 28th, 30th of September & 1st of October 2015

Begin: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Kammeroper, Fleischmarkt 24, 1010 Vienna

An introduction will be held by Walter Kobéra before each performance at 6.45 p.m.

Platon Kuzmich Kovalev wakes up one morning, and something is funny, something is different, something is missing. Yes, that’s it: his nose! A man without a nose—there’s no telling what consequences this might have, on the job and in society at large. And then there’s this nose that aspires to individuality, independence. It could only be a bad dream!

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich skillfully underscored the absurdity of Gogol’s original story by employing a patchwork of musical forms. And the work he created channels the power of art to engage in pointed and merciless criticism in a way that is most entertaining. Its erstwhile pillorying of power-hungriness in all the forms in which it was to be found in Russian society has since proven timeless and universally valid.

Platon Kusmitsch Kowaljoff: Marco Di Sapia

Iwan Jakowlewitsch: Igor Bakan

The Nose: Alexander Kaimbacher

Sergeant: Pablo Cameselle

With: Tamara Gallo, Megan Kahts, Ethel Merhaut, Karl Huml, Georg Klimbacher und Lorin Wey 

Composition & Libretto Dimitri Schostakowitsch / Musical Director Walter Kobéra / Director Matthias Oldag / Stage & Costume Design Frank Fellmann / Choir Director Michael Grohotolsky / Light Design Norbert Chmel

Vienna Chamber Choir

amadeus ensemble-wien

Coproduction with the CAFe Festival Budapest and Palace of Arts Budapest

Tickets available with 24th of August 2015 (29 - 51€)

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