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The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

An adaptation from the John Adams opera on the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s.




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An adaptation from the John Adams opera on the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s.

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The Death of Linghoffer
Music by John Adams
Libretto by Alice Goodman
Conducted by John Adams
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Interesting but not opera
19 January 2004 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Channel 4 in the UK does some gutsy stuff and this certainly qualifies, inflaming Jews, Palestinians and Americans all in one film. It is a powerful document but I don't think it contributes anything musically. The lyrics are ponderous and pretentious. The music is banal and without emotion. But the story is well told and the film creatively, expansively (and expensively) done. But as an opera... Well, Puccinni would have done much better...

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