Information taken from Chicago Humanities Festival website:
The Metropolitan Opera’s spring 2010 production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose was one of New York’s most important cultural events of the year. Directed, staged, and designed by influential South African artist William Kentridge, the production became a kind of Gesamtkunstwerk, the term invented by Richard Wagner for a “total work of art.” Kentridge was also honored with a concurrent show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Jane Taylor, Kentridge’s longtime collaborator and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, discusses the production, the artist’s vision, and his preparation for it. This multimedia program will be moderated by David Levin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago and an accomplished opera dramaturge.
This program is presented in partnership with the International House Global Voices Program.
Tickets: General: $5.00, Teachers & Students: FREE
Where: International House – Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St)
When: Sun, Oct. 24 10:00 – 11:00 AM