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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 7 min.


This opera, with music by Michael Nyman, begins with a straightforward rendition of a story from neurologist Oliver Sacks, who recounts how a progressive brain disorder has so skewed a music professor's ability to recognize objects that he quite literally becomes The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. The opera based on that story is then screened, with tenor Emile Belcourt playing the doctor, baritone Frederick Wescott as the misperceiving...more