In Omsk explained why he cancelled the Opera “Jesus Christ superstar”

В Омске объяснили, почему отменили оперу "Иисус Христос - суперзвезда"

The play “Jesus Christ superstar” in Omsk was canceled due to low ticket sales, not because of the protests of activists, said the Minister of culture of the Omsk region Victor Lapuhin at the Board meeting of the Ministry of culture.

“We had no idea “to ban or not to let go” rock Opera” — he said. Lapuhin explained that at the first performance in 2015, it sold 70% of tickets, and the second, in the current November — a total of 42 ticket. “The distributor took the decision to send a letter to Yekaterinburg in order to remove the play,” he said.

Lapuhin stressed that neither the government nor the regional Ministry of culture to this have no relationship. “Once the press heard the sound, not knowing where he is,” said the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

The Director of the Theatre of Nations Yevgeny Mironov said at a meeting of the Council for culture and art and in the Russian language that in the theatre there were concerns about restrictions of freedom of creativity, and cited the example of the prohibition of the performance in Omsk. President Vladimir Putin instructed to deal in this situation.