"William Kentridge's bold and fanciful staging provides a fun night at the opera that is full of visual and musical surprises."
The Huffington Post
William Kentridge, one of the world’s preeminent visual artists, stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Kentridge takes almost a comic-book approach, employing videos, puppetry, old newsreels, and newspaper clippings and headlines, both in Russian and English, to create a montage of visual effects. Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a hapless bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story.