‘Klinghoffer’ Protests Heat Up Ahead of Met Opera Opening

October 20, 2014 11:58 PM

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‘Klinghoffer’ Protests Heat Up Ahead of Met Opera Opening

Protests against the Metropolitan Opera reached a fever pitch on Monday, as the company opened its controversial production of “The Death of Klinghoffer. ”

The firestorm that has surrounded the production of this opera—a 1991 work by the American composer John Adams —is unlike anything the Met has seen in decades. On Monday, before opera-goers arrived for the production’s opening night, speakers such as New York City’s former mayor, Rudy Giuliani , and...

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