Metropolitan Opera opening night greeted with 'Klinghoffer' protests

September 23, 2014 12:07 PM

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The Metropolitan Opera rolled out the red carpet on Monday for a contingent of celebrity guests attending the company's opening night festivities. But the media spotlight was dominated instead by a band of protesters who congregated nearby to air their feelings about the company's upcoming production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer."

Protesters gathered close to Lincoln Center in New York on Monday evening, with some wielding signs and posters calling for the cancellation of the upcoming production. There were several hundred protesters, according to the New York Times.

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