William Kentridge talks Opera

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The New York Times has a preview of William Kentridge‘s adaptation of a Shostakovich opera (based on a short story by Gogol), “The Nose,” which opens on Friday at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  (My 4 year old has been talking about this for months–her dance teacher is performing in the production.)

[New York Times]

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