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March 21, 1991 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Sellars, the director of the Los Angeles Festival, has sprung up afresh in Europe with a new opera that seems destined to prove no less controversial politically than artistically. "The Death of Klinghoffer," which met a lukewarm response in its world premiere here Tuesday at the breathtakingly baroque Theatre de la Monnaie, is loosely based on the 1985 hijacking of a Mediterranean cruise ship by four Palestinian terrorists.
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March 21, 1991 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Sellars, the director of the Los Angeles Festival, has sprung up afresh in Europe with a new opera that seems destined to prove no less controversial politically than artistically. "The Death of Klinghoffer," which met a lukewarm response in its world premiere here Tuesday at the breathtakingly baroque Theatre de la Monnaie, is loosely based on the 1985 hijacking of a Mediterranean cruise ship by four Palestinian terrorists.
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October 8, 1985 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
A group of armed Palestinians hijacked an Italian cruise ship with more than 400 people aboard--most of them crew members--off the Egyptian coast Monday, demanded the release of prisoners held by Israel and threatened to blow up the ship if attacked. Egyptian authorities notified Italy that the ship was seized by the Palestinians after it left Alexandria en route to the Suez Canal city of Port Said.
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October 8, 1985 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
A group of armed Palestinians hijacked an Italian cruise ship with more than 400 people aboard--most of them crew members--off the Egyptian coast Monday, demanded the release of prisoners held by Israel and threatened to blow up the ship if attacked. Egyptian authorities notified Italy that the ship was seized by the Palestinians after it left Alexandria en route to the Suez Canal city of Port Said.
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