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'The Nose' knows when it’s a William Kentridge creation

A scene Shostakovich’s “The Nose” with title character (actor Frank Colardo). Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. Taken Metropolitan OperSeptember 14 2013.

A scene of Shostakovich’s “The Nose” with the title character (actor Frank Colardo). Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. Taken at the Metropolitan Opera on September 14, 2013. | PHOTO BY KEN HOWARD/METROPOLITAN OPERA

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Updated: April 14, 2014 4:37PM



The label “genius” is applied far too easily these days, but it is unquestionably applicable when talking about William Kentridge, the South African artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent who is known for his remarkable charcoal drawings, his complex, multi-media stop-motion animated films, and his work as both a designer and director of grand-scale puppet theater pieces and opera. Read more here.


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