On the Plight of Art and Artists in Russia
Focus on: Kirill Serebrennikov – A Panel Discussion
Stuttgart State Opera
October 22, 2017
by Ilona Landgraf
Copyright © 2017 by Ilona Landgraf
This October, the Stuttgart Opera House premiered an unfinished work: “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck. Initially, the opera house chose to have Kirill Serebrennikov stage the piece. However, Serebrennikov was detained on August 22nd, and has remained under house arrest in Moscow since then. Many have speculated that the accusations brought against the artist might be pure invention.
Since early October the Stuttgart State Opera has been running a retrospective on Serebrennikov that encompasses his works for opera, theater, ballet and cinema, presented in an exhibition, a series of lectures, and two rounds of talks. (more…)