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Controversial 'Death of Klinghoffer' goes on at Met Opera House despite protests
Controversial 'Death of Klinghoffer' goes on at Met Opera House despite protests

Composer John Adams' controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer" opened Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera to a chorus of protests, while inside the Lincoln Center theater, the show went on. The opera, inspired by the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro and the killing of disabled Jewish American Leon Klinghoffer by members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, drew a number of protesters who attempted to disrupt the production by calling out slogans during the performance, but loud applause from the audience drowned out the voices, as it did scattered boos at the end of the first act. Outside, protesters had gathered across from the Met's uptown Manhattan...

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