Andrei Konchalovsky put “Crime and Punishment” in the Moscow theater musical. His head Mikhail Shvydkoi promises that the show will be tough without sentimentality inherent Dostoyevsky
Over production of “Crime and Punishment” to music by Edward Artemiev will work in the coming months. When Dostoevsky allowed to transfer his novel to the stage, he said, that you can change the story – the main thing that has remained an idea. After such a declaration director Andrei Konchalovsky’s obvious that the classical reading of the history of Raskolnikov’s little that remains. Site of action is a modern city, and the characters will fight hatred, swept the world. The director does not hide the main thing – is that he himself liked.
«Crime and Punishment” was conceived by the composer as a modern rock opera. Artemiev worked on this music in America. What happens on the way out is hard to say. The main thing is that in trying to please the public, not the creators have gone too far, says music critic Maria Babalova.
As a rule, the actors on such projects are selected on the basis of untwisted, but Konchalovsky it seems, is going to expand the search area: in the right genre in the country there are three hundred people, and in a type need to get perfect – so why limit yourself. The premiere will take place next year.