Monday, September 22, 2014

More on Klinghoffer

Over at New York Magazine, Justin Davidson has a lengthy analysis of the libretto and music of John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, which opens next month at the Met. I'd call it a must-read; he clears away a fair amount of the accumulated past discussion of the opera, and clarifies what is actually going on.

Meanwhile, protestors are already out there on the Lincoln Center plaza, because it's opening night at the Met.


Anonymous said...

The article states that it's going to show that the opera is not anti-Semitic, but presents evidence proving that it is. This cognitive dissonance is achieved by defining down anti-Semitism.

Lisa Hirsch said...

You might leave comments about that on the article, where Justin will see them. I don't think he reads this blog. said...

I would love to judge it for myself by going to a simulcast. Alas, that won't be happening. What will happen is I will no longer attend Met simulcasts. Not that they'll miss me.