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DSC09077Although I'd already seen the Met Opera's acclaimed new production of John Adams' The Death of KlinghofferI felt compelled to see it once more on Saturday afternoon, the eighth and final performance. I'm glad I did: aside from having another opportunity to hear the brilliant Met Orchestra and Chorus, it gave me a chance to cheer Adams and director Tom Morris when they made a surprise appearance during curtain calls. I won't soon forget the roar of the crowd when Adams came out onstage: it's not every day you get to cheer a composer after a performance of his masterpiece, one which will - protests be damned - outlive us all. 

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