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…the Bleacherman has entered the debate…

One of the few avid readers of my blog wrote to me yesterday soliciting my comments on the controversy over the NY Met’s new performance of John Adams’s opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer.” My reader knows that I am a strong supporter of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state as well as passionately supporting the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and a state of their own. 552 more words


Why Protesters Are Heckling an Opera About Terrorism — And Why They’re Wrong

It’s not often these days that an opera finds itself in the middle of a major imbroglio lasting several news cycles — although back in the form’s heyday people often rioted or jeered at controversial productions. 524 more words


Met manager given BBC platform to defend Klinghoffer opera

On October 20th the BBC News website’s Entertainment & Arts page published an article by Jason Caffrey titled “Klinghoffer opera ‘must be performed’, says Met… 683 more words


The Klinghoffer protest and the problem of 'realism'

A rising tide of anti-Semitism throughout Europe and America has alarmed Jews, Israelis, and their supporters, hence the furor over the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer. 749 more words


Protests Erupt Over Opera

The opera The Death of Klinghoffer is causing all kinds of drama in NYC.  I just read the following New York Times article about it: 499 more words

Congratulations, John Adams: You Got CUNY'd

On Twitter tonight, The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, whose book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century I discussed on Memorial Day… 248 more words

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