Sean Pannikar as Molqui and Paulo Szot as the Captain in The Death of Klinghoffer, (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera)

Opera: An Imperfect, Important ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

The basis of the piece at the Metropolitan Opera is the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by members of the Palestine Liberation Front. When the group’s demands were not immediately met, they retaliated by shooting disabled Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and dumping his body overboard.

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