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Metropolitan Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' opening
Metropolitan Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' opening

As the Metropolitan Opera prepares to open "The Death of Klinghoffer" next week, the venerated New York institution has found itself in a media frenzy over the controversial John Adams opera. With protests expected on opening night, the Met is bracing for what could be its most divisive production in recent memory.  "Klinghoffer," set to open on Monday, dramatizes the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the subsequent killing of Jewish American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Earlier this year, the Met decided to cancel its November simulcast of the opera to cinemas around the world due to pressure from the...

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