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26 Sep 2006

Berlin opera canceled after religious threats

Idomeneo.jpgBy Judy Dempsey and Mark Landler [Int'l Herald Tribune, 26 September 2006]

BERLIN A leading German opera house has canceled performances of a Mozart opera because of security fears stirred by a scene that depicts the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad, prompting a storm of protest here about the renunciation of artistic freedom.

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