November 18, 2014 12:10 AM

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This fall the Metropolitan Opera in New York City introduced an opera titled The Death of Klinghoffer by American composer John Adams. Though it was the Met's first mounting of the opera, the company is credited with previous productions of two other Adams operas, Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China.

The three make a trip of atypical opera themes, but no new opera brought the Met as much controversy as Klinghoffer. Protesters in the plaza of Lincoln Center demonstrated before its premiere on October 20, imploring patrons to boycott the work. That capped off no scant criticism showered on the Met...

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