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The Royal Theatre rejects geværbrøler

the Murder of king Erik v "klipping" in Finderup Barn in 1286 is one of The most dramatic events Now the story will soon be experienced as an opera at The R

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The Royal Theatre rejects geværbrøler

the Murder of king Erik v "klipping" in Finderup Barn in 1286 is one of The most dramatic events

Now the story will soon be experienced as an opera at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where the performance 'King and Marshal' is being set up.

in Order to promote the large-scale opera, which will premiere 23. march, The Royal Theatre had posters on a number of billboards in the capital and laid the pictures on the web. the

reklamebilledet you see a man in a threatening posture with a gun, that certainly does not look like something from Erik Klippings time, but rather something modern hunting equipment. the

It has caused several to wonder whether The Royal Theatre can and their References, which the tells clearly that Erik v "klipping" was stabbed to death and not shot with a modern shotgun.

On social media commented on the poster mixed the second with: 'The gun is not at all from the time', 'drot og Marsk meets Back to the future' and 'It is shown a ommer', but it considers The Danish Royal Theatre now not, it is.

Here am just over a marketingfoto for an upcoming opera can get people to the keys.

- First and foremost, I want to say that I love that people nærstuderer our marketing materials so carefully. It is quite amazing. The image is clearly contrived and fake. The crown, as the king has on his head, is also not true. The here marketingbilleder is constructed very quickly. They are not in the same way as the actual production of the opera, says The royal Danish Theatre's artistic director, John Fulljames, Extra Magazine, and continues:

- We are well aware that firearms from the 19. century did not exist in the 13. century. What we are doing, is a 2019 version of an opera from 1878, which deals with events from 1286, so there are many different layers of history involved. What we are going to see on stage, come to represent the events from the 13. century.

John Fulljames is the boss of the Opera in Copenhagen. He has previously been employed as Associate Director at The Royal Opera House in London, where ha worked closely with Kasper Holten, who is one of the instructors on the 'drot og Marsk'. Photo: The Royal Theatre

Is the image meant as a deliberate provocation to bring attention prior to the premiere?

- No, it was not planned. I don't think there was anyone who had predicted that people would be so vigilant, that they would discover that it was a shotgun from the 19. century, which will be shown on the poster. The picture illustrates very well, that it is a setup that refers to many different periods of time. It adds an extra layer. And storytelling of opera is always complex. There is often more than a single time period in the game.

Will now change the poster?

- No, we're not going to change marketingbillederne. And although it was not planned, so I think it raises an interesting issue. Although we do not necessarily want to be provocative, so it's a good debate about artistic freedom and story-telling in opera, and I have no problem with.

Is there a limit to artistic freedom. One can imagine that the conspirators plan the assassination via Snapchat, or that Erik v "klipping" flown away in a rescue helicopter?

- There is no limit to what you can imagine. This setup of the 'King and Marshal' will be very beautiful visually, and a faithful retelling of the story. For me it is important that one tells the story clearly, and that you have interesting ideas, and that one catches the audience's interest and attention. The worst kind of opera is one that is not captures and engages the audience.

Tv and radio presenter Anders Lund Madsen is among those who have noticed the unconventional murder weapon at The Royal Danish Theatre poster.

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