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Klinghoffer Opens at the Met

October 21, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- “What’s next? An ISIS opera?” It was the best T-shirt slogan on view at the opening of The Death of Klinghoffer last night at the Metropolitan Opera – one of several benign protests that occurred inside the … »Read
 

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Veiled Woman Ejected from Paris Opera

October 20, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theaters after Paris Opera ejected woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday. The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on … »Read
 

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Klinghoffer Protests as Political Theater

October 20, 2014 | Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based … »Read
 

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Ulster Orchestra Makes Public Appeal as Deadline Approaches

October 17, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
As reported earlier, the Ulster Orchestra, Northern Ireland’s largest arts organization, is headed for extinction as of Nov. 15 unless new support materializes soon. Yesterday, among meetings with potential funding sources, orchestra … »Read
 

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Atlanta Officials Deny Musicians' Claims of Stalling

October 17, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
There is some dispute as to who is stalling whom in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra negotiations. On Wednesday, the musicians sent a letter to the ASO board claiming WAC officials had succeeded in slowing meetings with federal negotiator Allison … »Read
 

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Cast, Gelb Threatened as Klinghoffer Approaches

October 16, 2014 | Mike Silverman, Associated Press
NEW YORK — When the Metropolitan Opera announced in February that it would present John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer this fall, there was, as Peter Gelb recalls it, "absolutely no reaction" at first. Then the firestorm … »Read
 
 

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