Mozart Production Opens with Tight Security
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
It's opening night for Mozart's “Idomeneo” in Berlin, and much of the drama is taking place offstage. This is the production that features the severed head of the prophet Mohammed. The opera was originally cancelled out of fear of violence; that caused uproar over self-censorship. Now it's back on with tight security. Staff are getting trained on what to do if there's a bomb threat. Not surprisingly, tickets have been easy to come by.
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