the metropolitan opera

Rhetoric Rising As ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera Nears

Wheelchair protest set for opening night as sides dig in.

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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.”

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

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