According to press notes, The Nose tells the story of Major Kovalyov [Szot] who awakes to find a crucial facial feature has vanished. Disbelief gives way to panic and despair as the nose [Gordon Gietz] becomes an officer with a higher rank and refuses to acknowledge the face and body to which it had belonged.
Szot made his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque in the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical South Pacific. He earned the Best Actor in a Musical Tony for his performance.
Here's a look at the opera:
Paulo Szot in The Nose at The Met Opera
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