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Protest Planned for Opening Night of Controversial 'Klinghoffer' Opera.

Tonight is the opening night of The Death of Klinghoffer, the Metropolitan Opera's production of the controversial opera about the 1985 hijacking of an Italian cruise ship by the Palestinian Liberation Front and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger. The lead-up to the Met's production has been met with protests and condemnation, particularly among Jews, and objections to the opera's depiction of the murder and its motivations.

A protest outside Lincoln Center on the Sept. 22 opening night of the fall opera season drew more than 1,000 people, and a planned demonstration for this evening (the show begins at 7:30 p.m.) will likely draw a similarly large crowd.

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Author:Butnick, Stephanie
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Oct 20, 2014
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