Written October 09, 2015
It was theater in the absurd, and as such I "got" it.
I found the character searching for his nose while sporting a healthy, Roman nose disconcerting.
The shadow nose was clever and its foray into 'doing its own thing' delightful.
Written February 10, 2016
William Kentridge is one of the most inspiring artists around. I feel privileged to see his work. While I could not see this on stage at the Met, seeing the HD film was spectacular....the sets, the costumes, the music....and at affordable price. While the Shostakovich music is not the "familiar" operatic melodies many like to hum along with, it was quite brilliant and the visuals were congruent. I was with a friend who saw this at the Met and preferred the HD version. Left the theater and went up to gallery where Kentridge's exhibit was closing two hours later. What a joyful day!!
Written October 27, 2013
Having attended most met broadcasts over the past five years, I thought that this was one of the best. The staging was remarkable, the acting and singing were wonderful, the story is funny and the music is beautiful.
Written May 30, 2016
Don't bother with this tuneless bore. Even the Met Opera couldn't save it.
Written February 06, 2016
Brilliant, memorable and not to be forgotten!!! Production, directing, and moving screens as backdrops -- all by world-renowned South African artist and director, William Kentridge -- are unique and exciting. Singing (and acting) led by Brazilian Paulo Szot and a sensational chorus match!!!