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'Death of Klinghoffer': Protests in New York, but not in other places
'Death of Klinghoffer': Protests in New York, but not in other places

The Metropolitan Opera's opening of "The Death of Klinghoffer" on Monday in New York has resurrected the long-running controversy surrounding the 1991 John Adams opera. With its depiction of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the execution of Jewish American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, the opera is an artistic tinderbox with political dimensions.  In recent years, however, the cloud hovering over Adams' opera had dissipated, and the piece has been performed with far less commotion. Long Beach Opera presented "Klinghoffer" in March in a staging from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. No protesters appeared in...

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