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'Klinghoffer' from a St. Louis perspective
'Klinghoffer' from a St. Louis perspective

I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the region’s largest employer.  This does, in fact, happen to be a good place to get some perspective on the Metropolitan Opera’s controversial decision to drop its Live in HD worldwide broadcast of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters. The Met has succumbed to the admonitions of the Anti-Defamation League, which worries about the opera inflaming anti-Semitism. Those fears have been raised every time...

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