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In the Russian Orthodox Church want Novosibirsk to the opera "Tannhauser" was tested for its content of pornography and promotion of homosexuality among minors.
«If the management of the theater talking about the good will in dialogue with believers, as
it can ignore the fact that believers say Christ's image, and the director
recognizes that it is Christ depicted on the background of scantily clad women,
kissing each other - this, of course, the desecration of venerated by Christians
symbol - the face of Christ, His image, "- said to" Interfax "head of the Synodal Department for
Church and Society, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.
According to him, the faithful clearly say to them, such a comparison
"Sacred to bogomerzkih unacceptable in the public space, which we
general and in which freedom of creativity is limited to law and morality. Priest
convinced that "the withdrawal of blasphemous poster totally inadequate».
«It would be good to get the answer to the question is whether this scene
pornography, as well as whether it violates the norm of the law banning promotion
homosexuality among minors. Yes, the production has a sign "18+", but
Media wrote that it looked and minors. Moreover, some viewers
argue that minors are involved, and in the formulation. If this
so, the question of the violation of the law, of course, must not go unanswered, "-
According to Chaplin, there is no mistaking the Orthodox people who express
peaceful and legitimate protest in connection with this performance. His surprising position
some public and creators, "which literally calling
deprive believers of speech and the right to social action. " "Religious
world we can not discriminate and can not be discriminated against
in relation to the secular, so their views, faith-based, including
evaluation of works of art, believers can and must speak - of course, in
peaceful and lawful forms "- said Father Vsevolod.
Check from the Ministry of Culture
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture announced that due to the large number of
The amount of funding requests for performances, fees directors and actors,
organizes the audit of financial and economic activity of Novosibirsk
State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Initially against the director of the Novosibirsk State Opera
theater and film director Boris Mezdricha statement was filed Timothy Kuljabina
administrative action, theatrical charged with "desecration of objects
religious worship. " However, the court dismissed the case due to lack of
corpus delicti. Then the conflict moved to another plane.
For - Zakharov - against Kehman
The premiere of the opera "Tannhauser" on stage NGATOiB held at the end of last
year. Action drama moved to the present, and Tannhauser appears in the image
director, filmmaking, "Grotto of Venus" is ostensibly about the unknown, sinful life
Jesus Christ in his youth. Earlier protection statement expressed Mark Zakharov,
Galina Volchek, Yevgeny Mironov and others.
However, in a theatrical environment there were also those who condemned the statement. Like This,
General Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre Vladimir Kehman said: "What has been
made at the Novosibirsk Opera - is sacrilege. I like a man
believer baptism, Orthodox, as a Jew, take it as an insult. I
talked to Mezdrichem, and he told me that this show will not give and
go to the end. I think that he is obliged to resign, and the performance you need
removed from the repertoire ».