The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera was mind-blowing. i am not a fan or student of opera in any way. in fact, i don’t care for it at all. but Kentridge’s staging of Dmitri Shoshtakovich’s The Nose was a visual spectacular of set design, staging, costuming and projections. this, in conjunction with his Five Themes retrospective at MoMA, made for a surely unprecedented glimpse into the brain of this amazing artist.