Kirill Serebrennikov is under house arrest in his house in Moscow with restriction to use a phone or the internet. Besides that, the Russian director's new opera is set for premiere in Germany on Sunday.
The director, Kirill Serebrennikov was accused of embezzlement for which he has been shuttered in his apartment for two years. Although his followers consider it as a politically motivated charge.
In fact, to make the show possible, his dedicated lawyer and Yevgeny Kulagin, a close friend and colleague became co-director of the show. Kirill remotely directed his friend by sending the instructions to the singers, costume and set designers.
For the confirmation and reliability of the show, the team of the show daily sent him video clips on USB data sticks of the rehearsals in the apartment of Hamburg.
After watching the clips he also recorded his response and send back the same way they came.
A verified news source confirmed that the house arrested director new work deals with the anti-immigrant populism. The show spread in the middle of Europe's refugee crisis.
As a matter of fact, the famed director was on house arrest allegedly for embezzling some $2 million from public funds.