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NEA helps fund the SoCal premiere of opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
NEA helps fund the SoCal premiere of opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

The National Endowment for the Arts is helping to fund the Southern California premiere of John Adams' controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," 23 years after it was first performed. The $25,000 grant to the adventurous Long Beach Opera for its March staging of the piece was among $25.8 million in new awards announced Wednesday to nonprofit arts organizations and writers nationwide. “The Death of Klinghoffer," sung in English with a libretto by Alice Goodman, retells the story of Palestinian hijackers’ 1985 murder of an Jewish American passenger aboard an Italian cruise ship they had commandeered. PHOTOS: LA Opera through the years Early...

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