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Post-Lockout, 'Klinghoffer' Protests Aside, Metropolitan Opera Looks Grand on Opening Night with Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

by Ian Holubiak   Sep 26, 2014 09:20 AM EDT

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As opening night took to the Metropolitan Opera, crowds gathered for the latest production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. And given its great reception, the strife that has followed the Met recently has seemingly been swept under the rug.

While coverage of The Met's recent financial debacle was at an all-time high, it was questionable if the coming season would kick off without a hitch. Protestors lined the queue of the Opera's doorsteps to voice out against the upcoming program The Death of Klinghoffer.

The issue of glorifying terrorism has been central to the debate. If there's such a thing as artistic freedom, then those who admonish the production feel this falls outside that umbrella.

Editorials were filed over the weekend rifling through the do's and don'ts of opera theatre. Many feel as though Klinghoffer is an acceptance of such atrocities like those of ISIS, which has been the crease of what many feel is "scandal-like."

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