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‘Klinghoffer’ Fails To Live Up To The Controversy

John Adams’ opera puts slain victim at moral center.

10/21/2014
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‘See it. You Decide,” the Metropolitan Opera of New York exhorts in a promotional push capitalizing on the controversy over its new production of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

Protestors in wheelchairs line up before the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night performance. Getty Images

Rhetoric Rising As ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera Nears

Wheelchair protest set for opening night as sides dig in.

10/15/2014
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In the face of overwhelming condemnation by the Jewish community over what it considers to be an anti-Semitic opera, The Metropolitan Opera, in a strategy unveiled in recent days, is asking people to come to the opera’s premiere performance Monday night and decide for themselves.

Scene from John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Metopera.org

Taming Wagner: Or, How Anti-Semitism Made the Composer Likable

Richard Wagner inspires visceral reactions, with listeners tend to either love him or hate him.

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