Metropolitan Opera Cancels Simulcast Amid Anti-Semitism Fears

June 17, 2014 10:12 PM

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels Simulcast Amid Anti-Semitism Fears

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Opera has canceled plans to simulcast an opera around the world amid fears that it could fan anti-Semitism.

As WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported, the opera depicts the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of disabled Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer.

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