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Our Own JJ (not pictured) debates Tim Smith, classical music critic of the Baltimore Sun, on the topic of the Met’s cancellation of the HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

75 comments

  • balconydenizen says:

    I was unable to post my absolute disgust with Gelb’s decision earlier. I saw Klinghoffer during the premier run in San Francisco. The opening choruses (brilliantly staged by Peter Sellars) has stayed with me all these years. As a Jew, I do not find the piece anti-Semitic. Adams and Goodman created a moving work of art which attempted to portray a tragedy of immense proportions though one illustrative story. This device has been used many times in plays, TV, movies.
    I will now have to travel to New York to see Klinghoffer. Unless, of course, Gelb decides to cancel the live performance.

    • Clita del Toro says:

      The next time I get the letter from the Met asking for money, I will write, “Klinghoffer, HD?????” on it and send it back.

      • Clita del Toro says:

        OT: Who knew? Christine Goerke will sing in Millennium Park tomorrow here in Chicago. I will attend with friends, and it’s free.

        Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus
        Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
        Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
        Christine Goerke, Soprano
        Jill Grove, Mezzo-soprano
        Garrett Sorenson, Tenor
        Shenyang, Bass
        David Schrader, Organ
        WHAT
        Barber: Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
        Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat
        Janá?ek: Glagolitic Mass

        • aulus agerius says:

          Clita, please let us know how it goes tomorrow. I’m all set to see Goerke and Grove in Detroit in October in Elektra. CG sure gets around: in the last couple of weeks, Dresden, Poland and Chicago that I know of….and I know nothing.

          • Clita del Toro says:

            Aulus, Christine was fab, but I wished she had more to sing!! Jill Grove had even less. The tenor and the soprano had the biggest parts. I was hoping Christine would sing the Immolation Scene as an encore!! ;)