Rafael Vinoly designed the set for Francesca Zambello’s production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s ‘The Nose’, which opened in 2004 as part of the Bard College Summerscape series. The opera, based on the story ‘The Nose’ by Nikolai Gogol, centers upon a St. Petersburg official named Kovalyov, who awakes one morning to find that his nose is missing. Through three acts and a maze of scenes, the Kovalyov pursues his nose, all the while accompanied by an elaborate montage of varied musical styles. Vinoly’s set responds to the chaos of the Gogol’s plot and Shostakovich’s tonalities by alternately compressing and expanding the stage space through the application of sliding triangular elements that enter into view from all directions. The austere, angular quality of the set serves to contain the constant motion of the players and the score alike. Bold lighting in reds, yellows, and blues illuminates the triangular elements to set the tone as the plot develops.