Met Opera cancels live transmission due to anti-Semitism concerns

June 17, 2014 7:35 PM

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Met Opera cancels live transmission due to anti-Semitism concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera announced on Tuesday that it has cancelled its plans for a live transmission of the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" in movie theatres because of concerns that it could fan global anti-Semitism.

The opera house made the move after an outpouring of concern about the John Adams opera about the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship by Palestinian militants in 1985 and the killing of disabled, elderly American Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer.

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