Klinghoffer: An Israeli tenor laments the cancellation

Klinghoffer: An Israeli tenor laments the cancellation


norman lebrecht

June 22, 2014

We have received a reasoned, sensitive and gently moving post from a British-Israeli opera singer, criticising the Met’s cancellation of the global simulcast of John Adams’ opera, The Death of Klinghoffer.

Darren Abrahams writes:

In my opinion the controversy about this piece shows exactly why it should be performed and broadcast. It forces debate, brings out buried feelings and makes us examine ourselves as individuals, as artists, as members of the human family. I myself have an intimate history with Death of Klinghoffer. I am a British born Jewish man, with an Israeli mother, a Grandfather who escaped the Holocaust and Grandmother whose family fled Yemen…

Read the full post here.