‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ has been called just about everything, from masterpiece to blood libel. There is one thing it hasn’t been called: unabashedly Christian.
Is the Met’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ a profound meditation? Or a misguided opera that borders on anti-Semitism? Arts editor Adam Langer delves into the controversy.
Some are cheering the Met’s decision to cancel its simulcast of John Adams’s opera ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’ But Adam Langer says we shouldn’t be quite so enthusiastic.
John Adams’s “On the Transmigration of Souls” is a 25-minute work honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic.