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Audience members interrupt performers with cries of shame, as protesters earlier called for Metropolitan Opera to cancel performance of work they claim is antisemitic

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  • Demonstrators including Rudy Giuliani to gather outside Met
  • The Death of Klinghoffer depicts murder of Jewish man in 1985

Emma Brockes: niche art form meets niche protest

Librettist Alice Goodman on how furore over The Death of Klinghoffer ended her career

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
This plunge into Schumanns complex emotional world was a sometimes shocking pleasure Continue reading...
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Hackney Empire, London
Haydns little-known comedy is uproariously funny and exceptionally well sung, even if the staging can feel overly busy Continue reading...
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  • Protesters accuse The Death of Klinghoffer of antisemitism
  • Opera dramatises Jewish mans killing by Palestinian guerrillas
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Grand, Leeds
Daniel Slaters eastern-bloc revival of Smetanas hymn to the Czech soul benefits from one of Opera Norths strongest casts to date Continue reading...
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Royal Festival Hall, London
The shorter of the two UK premieres on offer in this programme of Americana proved the more profound by far Continue reading...
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Hackney Empire, London
English Touring Operas production of the 1723 Handel opera works its hardest to overcome the originals unevenness Continue reading...
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Plácido Domingo is a mesmerising stage presence in sorrowful Verdi, while the world premiere of Philip Glasss The Trial unsettles Continue reading...
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Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)
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