Opera

The nose

Nos

Dmitri Shostakóvich

13 Mar, 23 - 30 Mar, 23

Musical Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth | Stage Director: Barrie Kosky | Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

13 Mar 23

Premiere

30 Mar 23

Last performance

7

Shows

With a cast of 89 roles - spread among a no less gigantic of 33 singers – and a rhythmical action which is nearly cinematographic, The Nose is a huge challenge for any opera house because of its logistic complexities and an exhilarating “nightmare” for its Stage Director. Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol and premiered in Leningrad in 1930, the work was put out of circulation due to the attacks of the Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians. The opera was not seen on stage again until 1974, just a year before the composer’s death. The sarcasm -  bordering on  Theatre  of the Absurd – of its libretto and  the “ music without musical structure” score,  influenced  by the  biomechanics of Meyerhold, sustain a spectacle which  is as acid in content as it is wildly modern musically. 

The debut in the Teatro Real of this cult opera arrives with the acclaimed and irreverent production of Australian Barrie Kosky -  who staged the most recent Magic Flute at this theatre -,  who has been a fan of this work since his student years. The staging communicates the grotesque mishaps of a grey and pompously bureaucrat who is the  lead character.


Opera in three acts

Music by Dmitri Shostakóvich (1906-1975)

Libretto by Dmitri Shostakóvich, Yevgueni Zamiatin, Gueorgui Ionin and Aleksandr Preis, based on the homonymous by Nikolái Gógol

Premiere at the  Maly Óperny Theater of Lenningrad, 18 January1930

Premiere at the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Komische Oper Berlin and Opera Australia


Artistic team

Musical Conductor | Mark Wigglesworth 

Stage Director | Barrie Kosky 

Stage and Lighting Designer | Klaus Grünberg

Costume Designer | Buki Shiff 

Choreographer | Otto Pichler 

Dramaturg | Ulrich Lenz 

Chorus Director | Andrés Máspero 


Cast 

Platón Kuzmitch Kavalyov | Martin Winkler 

Iván Yákovlevich / Newspapper office manager / Doctor / Horzev-mirza / Taxi Driver | Alexander Teliga

Praskovaya Ossipovna / A bread seller  | Ania Jeruc

Police inspector / Eunuco Iván / Police man / Sir / Eunuco / Deputy Chief of Police | Vasily Efimov

The Nose / Eunuch | Anton Rositskiy 

Lackey / Iván Ivánovich / Student | Stephan Astakhov

Yarishkin / Eunuch / Angry man at the Cathedral | Pelageya Grigorievna Podtóchina / Respectable Lady | Margarita Nekrasova 

Podtóchina's daughter / Lady at the Cathedral | Iwona Sobotka

The old countess | Agnes Zwierko

Host | Anne Igartiburu

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

    

Releases

General Public

20 December

2022

Performances

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13 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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15 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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17 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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19 March 2023

18:00

Main Auditorium

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27 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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29 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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30 March 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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Parallel activities

Actividades pedagógicas y conciertos

What's OnBiblioteca Musical Victor Espinos (Conde Duque)

Celebrando a Shostakóvich. Ciclo de actividades en colaboración con la Escuela  Municipal de Música y Danza María Dolores Pradera.

•    Shostakóvich y el cine
•    Shostakóvich y el jazz
•    Shostakóvich y la danza

Marzo

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Coloquio

What's OnCasa de América

Coloquio sobre la relación entre música, ópera y poder

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Recorrido guiado

What's OnThyssen-Bornemisza Museum

¿Dónde está mi nariz? 

Recorrido guiado por la colección centrado en representaciones del rostro humano a comienzos del siglo XX

Marzo

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Encuentro

What's OnResidencia de Estudiantes

Encuentro | Marzo

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Shostakovich y la censura soviética

What's OnFundación Juan March

Shostakovich y la censura soviética
Fundación Juan March
Ciclo de conciertos
15, 22 y 29 de marzo de 2023

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