The Nose

The Nose

Royal Opera House

  • Booking until: Wednesday, 9 November 2016
  • Running time: 1 hour and 45 minute with no interval
The Nose description

Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and translated by David Pountney. 

One morning, Major Kovalyov discovers his nose has gone missing. A desperate nose-hunt ensues.

Man loses nose. Nose goes walkabout. The chase is on! Gogol's absurd nightmare of a surreal comedy, set to music by the young Shostakovich, has its first ever Royal Opera production. Follow the weird and wonderful journey through St Petersburg as an unfortunate major attempts to be reunited with his lost facial feature. All the public are drawn in, with a police inspector hot on the trail and the local newspaper taking an interest.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD (venue info)

Royal Opera House Directions

Important information

Sung in English with surtitles. 

Performance Times
Mon 19:30
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri 19:30
Sat -
Sun -