Met protests raise questions about… protests

As I write this, the first of nine performances of John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer is wrapping up at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  You’ve probably seen news reports of ongoing activism against this production, renewing old allegations that Alice Goodman‘s libretto, based on the true story of a 1985 Achille Lauro terrorist … Read more

Powerful ‘Klinghoffer’ in Long Beach

John Adams‘ The Death of Klinghoffer is an opera designed to leave its audience with much to contemplate, and it succeeds mightily.  The subject has sparked repeated controversy since the 1991 premiere, so much so that most of the headlines in the last year that refer to the external conflict. (Do a quick Google search and … Read more

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