By joannearnold, Oct 28 2013 12:42AM
I attended my first Metropolitan Opera “The Nose” this weekend at Lincoln Center in New York just to see the stage design by South African artist, William Kentridge. “The Nose” is an absurd opera based on a satirical short story by Russian, Nikolai Gogol in the 1830s. The absurdity of a “Nose” running to and from chaos was brilliantly portrayed with layers and layers of black, white and red images. The music was also brilliantly layered but seeing Kentridge’s genius on stage was a visual treat. The production was filmed live in high definition while streaming worldwide. The entire production was reminiscent of a collage being peeled away. The images were not always an easy flow to follow, kind of like the way a collage takes a viewer all over the place.