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  Alice Goodman 22 August 2005  
Curate and librettist

John Adams ' controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer is being staged this week in Britain for the first time. It tells the story of the hijacking of the Achille Lauro and was seen as being anti-semitic when it was first performed. The words were written by Alice Goodman, an American Jew, who has since converted to Christianity and now works as a curate in Kidderminister.

She joins Jenni to discuss how writing sermons for her congregation compares to writing world famous operas.

The Death of Klinghoffer, by John Adams - Tue 23, Thu 25, Sat 27 and Mon 29 August 7.15pm at Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
 
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