Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Omsk diocese denies involvement in cancellation of the screening of Opera “Jesus Christ superstar” – TASS

OMSK, October 18. /Offset. TASS Anatoly Petrov/. Omsk diocese has nothing to do with the cancellation of the show in Omsk the well-known productions of the St. Petersburg theatre “Rock Opera” “Jesus Christ superstar”, told the correspondent of TASS the head a press-services of the diocese of Ilya Bagaev.

“the Diocese does not interfere in the repertoire of the theaters, said Bagaev. – If individual believers collect signatures or Express on this occasion my opinion, they have that right. Exactly how have the right to buy or not to buy show tickets”.

According to Bagaeva, the noise around the alleged prohibition of this play on the stage of the Omsk musical theatre “emerged on an empty place.” Any statements the diocese about this and did not going to do. “In Omsk, in different years, several times was this show and nobody to this perturbation is not expressed,” said Bagaev.

In connection with publications in mass media about the cancellation of the performance of the Ministry of culture of the Omsk region also said on Tuesday that this information is not true. “Performance of Saint-Petersburg theatre “Rock Opera” was organized by an outside organization. The Ministry of culture informed that the distributors on their own initiative refused to show, on the basis of commercial interests. Have any impact on this decision the appeal of the activists of a social organization, the Ministry of culture of the Omsk region is not known”.

the Director of Omsk musical theatre Boris Rotberg told TASS that orders the cancellation of the theater “Rock Opera” is not allowed. “We work in a usual mode according to your repertoire,” he said.

Earlier media reported that against the target date of 1 November, the show on the stage of the Omsk musical theatre rock Opera “Jesus Christ superstar” was supported by the representatives of the local public movement “Family, love, Fatherland”. In the performance they saw signs of “blasphemy, mockery of faith and a violation of sacred meanings.”


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