A Berlin opera house is encouraging audience members to smoke joints during performances of its coming production "The Oriental Princess" to enhance the psychedelic experience of Saint-Saens' drug opera.
Glocksin maintains that the opera experience will be "improved with a few joints" while the opera house asserts that artistic license will protect it from drug laws.
The opera tells the story of Kornélis, a man in love with a portrait of a Japanese princess. Under the sway of a hallucinogenic potion which he believes will unite him with the object of his infatuation, he confuses the portrait with his own fiancée.
In other news Jean Nouvel aka Dr. Evil has recently won a competition with Christian de Portzamparc and Dilme-Fabre have been chosen to design the new theatre centre and master plan for the Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan.