Reviews and articles on Shostakovich’s “The Nose” at the Metropolitan Opera

Gordon Gietz is “The Nose”

Some recent press about Shostakovich’s “The Nose” as it blows its way into the Metropolitan Opera

Reality takes it on the chin in “The Nose” at the Metropolitan Opera (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News)

Picture this: A Nose on the Loose (Anthony Tommasini, NY Times)

Useful info on the Nose’s March 13th broadcast (from OPERA NEWS)

Laurel E. Fay’s well written article “Black Comedy Tonight” from OPERA NEWS

Gordon Gietz on his Metropolitan Opera Debut as a lifesize Nose (Rebecca Milzoff)

Met premieres Shostakovich’s absurdist  “The Nose” (Mike Silverman, Associated Press)

This week on Sirius/XM: DON’T MISS the broadcast of Verdi’s “Attila” on Saturday, March 6 at 1pm

Don’t miss the hype that has surrounded the recent production of Verdi’s Attila.  Only ONE performance is being broadcast, so don’t miss it on Friday, March 6, 1pm.

La Boheme: Tues, Mar. 2, 2010. 8pm

Gerald Finley is Marcello in this seasons’s “La Boheme”

ConductorMarco Armiliato
MimìAnna Netrebko
MusettaNicole Cabell
RodolfoPiotr Beczala
MarcelloGerald Finley
SchaunardMassimo Cavalletti
CollineOren Gradus
Benoit/AlcindoroPaul Plishka

Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

The Nose: Thur., Mar. 5, 2010. 8pm

Gordon Gietz is “The Nose”

ConductorValery Gergiev
Police InspectorAndrei Popov
The NoseGordon Gietz
KovalyovPaulo Szot

Production: William Kentridge
Set Designers: William Kentridge, Sabine Theunissen
Costume Designer: Greta Goiris
Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum
Associate Director: Luc De Wit

Attila: Sat., Mar. 6, 2010. 1pm (Toll Bros.)

Violetta Urmana is Odabella in Verdi’s “Attila”

ConductorRiccardo Muti
OdabellaVioleta Urmana
ForestoRamón Vargas
Ezio: Giovanni Meoni
AttilaIldar Abdrazakov

Production: Pierre Audi
Set and Costume Designers: Miuccia Prada, Herzog & de Meuron
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman