Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Truth And Reconciliation May Come To MET Opera: Peter Gelb Plans Eight New Productions For 09-10 And Kentridge's Staging Of Shostakovich's 'The Nose'

..."Gelb said the 2009-10 season -- the first he fully programs -- is likely to include eight new productions. The latest addition is Valery Gergiev conducting William Kentridge's staging of Shostakovich's "The Nose."

There have been two changes to the seven productions Gelb announced last year for his first season, with Luc Bondy directing Puccini's "Tosca" instead of George C. Wolfe and Bartlett Sher replacing Bondy in Offenbach's "Les Contes D'Hoffmann." ...

In the midst of his first season at the Met, Gelb said there have been 61 sold-out performances, up from 22 last season, and that 83 percent of potential box-office income to date had been sold, up from 74 percent at this point last year. ...

He also said the Met plans a May announcement on new commissions."

Ronald Blum Associated Press Writer "Levine to Conduct Just 4 Operas at Met" February 28, 2007

William Kentridge "The General" (B&W)
47.25 x 32in / 120 x 80cm
Edition of 15.
Collection of Mr Cogito.

Image credit: (c) William Kentridge 1993-8. All rights reserved. Courtesy of Robert Brown Gallery.


William Kentridge "Receiver", 2006

A limited edition book of 22 etchings, drypoints & photogravures by W. Kentridge, with 7 poems by [Nobel-Prize laureate, 1996] Wislawa Szymborska; with separate, unbound, signed photogravure by W. Kentridge. Published by Dieu Donne Press with Galamander Press.

Milena Kalinovska's essay on William Kentridge and Oleg Kudryashov, entitled "Points of Contact". [Under Kentridge or Kudryashov at link below.]

" An art (and a politics) in which optimism is kept in check and nihilism at bay…."
-William Kentridge

" I draw that what I see inside myself or that what I cannot talk about yet cannot forget."
-Oleg Kudryashov

Robert Brown Gallery.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Africa)


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