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Met Opera Cancels "Klinghoffer" Broadcasts

Posted at 4:04 PM on June 17, 2014 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)

Today the Metropolitan Opera announced its plans to cancel its broadcasts of John Adams's opera, "The Death of Klinghoffer."

The opera is based on an actual event--the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, an American Jew, by Palestinian terrorists. According to a statement from the Met, the cancellation comes amid concern that the broadcasts could be used to fan anti-Semitism.

The Met had planned an HD broadcast to movie theaters, and a Saturday radio broadcast. Though the broadcasts will not take place, live performances in the fall of this year will go forward.

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