Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
Okay so I’m mostly picking this because I was there on Monday hanging out across the street thinking to myself, ‘What’s with all the blockades and people?’. The Death of Klinghoffer, an opera, opened at the Metropolitan Opera Monday with protesters, including former mayor Rudy Giuliani. The argument is that in an effort to show the side of the Palestinian refugees John Adams romanticizes terrorism. The last paragraph of this article states that the opera went on as planned and that, while there was some booing, “…the ovations at the end were tremendous, especially for the beaming Mr. Adams. The audience seemed grateful for the chance actually to see this opera, instead of just hearing about it.” While I’m sure some of the protesters meant it, this just felt like publicity and could very likely attract a new crowd of curious guests to the opera.