Workshop for "The Nose," Johannesburg (2008)
Workshop for "The Nose," Johannesburg, 2008
© William Kentridge
Courtesy the artist
"When the Metropolitan Opera wanted me to do an opera, I spent a long time trying to find one that seemed appropriate. They suggested Shostakovich. I said yes to Shostakovich, but that the first prize for me would be his opera, The Nose."