9 November 2016
Barrie Kosky’s new Royal Opera production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire was livestreamed via the ROH YouTube channel.
2 November 2016
Russia’s second city has inspired numerous great ballets, operas, plays and works of literature.
1 November 2016
Audiences and academics have long tried to understand the Gogol tale that inspired Shostakovich's opera – is it satire taken to extremes, or is it something else entirely?
19 October 2016
The young composer pulled out all the stops with this exuberant interlude, as musical as it is unmusical.
11 October 2016
Shostakovich was the golden boy of Soviet art in the 1920s, but by The Nose's stage premiere in 1930, the tide was beginning to turn.