NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Editor’s note: We mistakenly attributed the following quote to Rabbi Avi Weiss: “We are going to be back here — everyone here and many, many more — every night of the Klinghoffer opera until the set is burned to the ground.”
In fact, the comment was made by Jeff Wiesenfeld, not Rabbi Weiss. We regret the error and sincerely apologize to Mr. Weiss for the mistake on our end.
As The Metropolitan Opera opens its new season Monday night, demonstrators called for one of its productions to be canceled.
“The Death of Klinghoffer” depicts the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of disabled Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, operagoers in black tie – including celebrity soprano Renee Fleming, walked a gauntlet of protesters who were upset over the performance.