Klinghoffer in Brooklyn Heights

@article{Fink2005KlinghofferIB,
  title={Klinghoffer in Brooklyn Heights},
  author={Robert Fink},
  journal={Cambridge Opera Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={173 - 213}
}
  • Robert Fink
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Art
  • Cambridge Opera Journal
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