Thursday, March 19, 2009

One Year Until William Kentridge's Production Of Shostakovich's Gogol Opera 'The Nose' Comes To The MET Opera

The Hindu Kush Hydro Power Plan, in today's Turkmenistan, the largest hydro power plant of the Russian Empire (built 1909).

[The technology was from Budapest, the Austro-Hungarian Empire.]


Photo credit: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (in Russian: Сергей Михайлович Прокудин-Горский)(1863-1944), the Russian photographer who pioneered color photography.

Via The Empire That Was Russia, Library of Congress, United States of America. (The Library of Congress bought the color negatives collection from the artist-scientist's family in 1948. The collection has recently been digitized.)


William Kentridge's '5 Themes'
, including 'The Nose', at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [Mr Kentridge suggested 'The Nose' to the MET Opera administration. They agreed, upon consultation with the conducting staff. The production will be conducted by Valery Gergiev.]


Nikolai Gogol

Dmitri Shostakovich


The New Metropolitan Opera


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