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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, but inside the Lincoln Center theater, the show went on. The opera, inspired by the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship and the killing of disabled Jewish American Leon Klinghoffer by members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, drew several hecklers who attempted to disrupt the production by calling out slogans during lulls in the performance. One audience member shouted, "The death of Klinghoffer will never be forgiven," but loud applause from the audience drowned out most of the protesters, as did scattered...

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