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a night at the opera

New Yorkers protest The Death of Klinghoffer opera

Hundreds of people protested outside New York's Metropolitan Opera on Monday, saying a controversial show about the murder of a disabled Jewish man by Palestinian gunmen in 1985 glorifies terrorism and is anti-Semitic. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani called the opera, John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer, "a distorted work," and Rabbi Avi Weiss said it was "radioactive" and "inspires violence." The Met's general manager, Peter Gelb, said the opera was not anti-Semitic, calling it "a brilliant work of art that must be performed." Read more at the BBC.