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Klinghoffer daughters' protest letter to appear in opera playbill
Klinghoffer daughters' protest letter to appear in opera playbill

Just one day before the Metropolitan Opera is set to open the controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer" in New York, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer have released a letter expressing their opposition. The opera by John Adams dramatizes the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the killing of Jewish-American passenger Klinghoffer. In a statement released Sunday by the Anti-Defamation League, Klinghoffer's daughters Lisa and Ilsa said the opera "presents false moral equivalencies without context and offers no real insight into the historical reality and senseless murder of an American Jew." The full statement from Lisa and...

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