"The belief in the opera, and in the preparedness to spend the number of months and years on it that I have, has to do strongly with the belief that the absurd, with its rupture of rationality—of conventional ways of seeing the world—is in fact an accurate and a productive way of understanding the world."
In our Peabody Award-winning 2010 film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, current 100 Artists featured artist William Kentridge is seen at work on his production of the Dmitri Shostakovich opera The Nose for its inaugural run at The Metropolitan Opera in 2010.
Friends in the New York City area: William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible will rebroadcast on Thirteen tomorrow, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. Kentridge’s production of The Nose returns to The Metropolitan Opera in the fall. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, August 11 at noon.
Watch the full film and explore related resources and videos on Art21.org.
IMAGES: William Kentridge’s production of The Nose at The Metropolitan Opera, New York, 2010. Production stills from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc. and The Metropolitan Opera, 2010.