• Released
  • October 30, 2013
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

Movie Reviews

The Nose

By reneca
The Nose is a bizarre, funny opera along the lines of an absurdist parable. To many viewers, they will leave hunching their shoulders afterwards and meh-ing their opinions, while others will concern...

Be Brave - try on a wonderful production of absurdist opera

By ruymann
I have seen this opera twice before; the first production was awful and the second was via DVD. Kentridge's production is absolutely terrific. It honors Shostakovich's intent as a young composer;...

The Nose

By tom3neub7
Outstanding visual design and production making striking use of the futurist art movement during the Stalin era.. Unusual opera and probably the best production of it you'll ever see. No soaring...

Boring, boring, boring…. put me to sleep

By reneeokubo
I went with an open mind to see this opera, but what a disappointment! maybe I didn't get it, but I'm not singled out as part of the audience left before me and my friends looked at each other and...

I am not worthy

By flammny
While I admired the singers for their enormous efforts, I couldn't help thinking that Gogol und Shostakovich were clearly both drunk over many years. G's piece by itself is delicious and subversive,...

The Nose, metropolitan Opera in HD

By gaylah
It was most unusual. Hard to follow due to Russian sung and English on screen. Not the usual opera - photography was interesting, but strange story and not too melodic. I really didn't much...

The Nose Knows

By livemet
We marveled at the sets and costumes, were made dizzy by the constant motion but loved it anyway. The story itself is baffling, but we have the distinct impression it means *something.* Good to hear...

The Nose, opera by Shostakovich staged by Metropolitan opera

By pokrovsk
One of the most brilliant productions I've ever seen. It's an amazing synthesis of Gogol's story, music and production and scenography. Can't wait when it will come out on DVD....

Not your typical opera

By moosegirl
I would not recommend this to someone who was going to the opera for the first time. It was quite strange but good fun. I happen to be a big Shostakovich fan so I enjoyed the music, although there...

The Nose

By renatemoser
The production values of this production are incredible. I don't think anything of that enormity has ever been seen on an operatic stage. The singing was equally outstanding, both from the...