“The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.” – Edgar Allan Poe
The Nose. Even the title gives you a clue. This is no ordinary opera, but rather a ferociously difficult array of pitches to be sung in constantly changing time signatures, performed as a kaleidoscopic cavalcade of visual wonder. Directed by the brilliant Barrie Kosky.
Nothing about this opera is ordinary. Or easy. Or predictable. But it is pretty much the most fun you can have in a rehearsal room or on stage … just as long as you don’t forget to keep counting the beats.
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