October 18, 2014 8:40 pm -

Rudolph W. Giuliani[su_r_sky_ad]On Monday evening, New York’s Metropolitan Opera mounts their in-house debut production of the John Adams/Alice Goodman opera “The Death of Klinghoffer”. Past performances, including  its debut back in 1991 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, met with some criticism, but the present production has a cadre of notably pro-Israel pols ginning things up to a Franco-Zeffirelli-scale protest outside Lincoln Center on Amsterdam Avenue.

And who will be leading the protest? Why, everyone’s favorite September-11th-Tourette’s-syndrome connoisseur of both drag and opera (who looks poised to get his name back before the public just in time for the next presidential horserace), Rudy Giuliani:

Mr. Giuliani will be yet another politician, including ex-Gov. George Pataki, a fellow Republican who joined last week’s protest, and Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel, spearheading a protest against the two decades-old opera, set to debut at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday. Former Gov. David Paterson, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Congressman Peter King will join this rally.

Critics say the opera, which tells the real-life story of a Jewish man in a wheelchair who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists after they hijacked a cruise ship, is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Some have defended the opera, composed by John Adams, as a masterpiece, however, while others, including Observer opera critic James Jorden, have defended the Met’s right to perform the opera on freedom of expression grounds.

It’s such a personal matter for ol’ Rudy…

“As United States Attorney, I investigated the Leon Klinghoffer murder by Yasir Arafat,” Mr. Giuliani said, according to the Village Voice. “I knew, in detail, the Americans he murdered. I went over their cases.”

[su_right_ad]… or is it?

Mr. Giuliani claimed he investigated the murder when he was U.S. attorney in 1985, though ex-Village Voice journalist–and Giuliani antagonist–Wayne Barrett disputed the claim in a 2007 story.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Opera Lover Rudy Giuliani To Protest ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera

  1. tracey marie October 18th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    what a bunch of foolish men. It is an Opera not a documentary, sit down, shut up and breath

    • raincheck October 19th, 2014 at 6:16 am

      Hey.. wait a minute.. Y

      • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 7:18 am

        God has a sense of humor…..doesn’t She! LOL

        • raincheck October 19th, 2014 at 8:46 am

          Yes…. She does lol

    • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 7:17 am

      You know what….LOL

  2. StoneyCurtisll October 18th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Last time I saw Giuliani he was peddling some product on cable TV in the early morning..
    Right next to penis enlargement pills and anointing oils hawked by disgraced and debunked “faith healer” Peter Popoff..

    • M D Reese October 18th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Seems to me I recently saw his name attached to some scam or another.

      • StoneyCurtisll October 18th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        Life-Lock is one of them…

        • M D Reese October 18th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

          That’s the one I saw. Thanks.

        • Spirit of America October 19th, 2014 at 8:12 am

          Life Lock commercials started out w/the owner showing his ssn on side of truck, in nyc…. he got hacked & lost a deal of money… they have new commercials.. 🙂

  3. forpeace October 18th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Oh look who’s back AGAIN!

    Noun + Verb + 9/11 = Rudy Giuliani

    Just sit at the corner and be quiet, Rudy.

  4. StoneyCurtisll October 18th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    In the spirit and fun of Halloween…
    My avatar will change from the mild mannered Dr. Jekyll into the hideous Mr. Hyde over the next week…(just for fun).

  5. M D Reese October 18th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Isn’t this the guy who said on 9/11 “I thank god that George Bush is President!” ?

  6. fancypants October 18th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    rudy is always available to spoil a show

  7. rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Hey Rudi USS Liberty

  8. William October 19th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Oh Hi, how’s everyone doing today?

    • StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Notice the 16oz soda..(within NYC guidelines)

  9. Mainah October 19th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Protesting an Opera? Whaaaa?

  10. Spirit of America October 19th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I’m against all opera until they make one the way I want it.
    Like, maybe have a guy… yea, and make him have real good reflexes…. and plays foosball, no wait, make it pinball. And oh yea, lets make the guy blind… yea, some opera like that…