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Anne Applebaum journalist
Overrated Opera: Mozart’s Idomeneo, the one that was cancelled, and then reinstated, at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. It was cancelled for fear of offending Muslims—for no apparent reason, Jesus, Buddha, Poseidon and, yes, Muhammad appear in the final scene—but actually it was a ludicrous mess of fluorescent costumes, obscure phallic imagery and pointless religious symbolism.
Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury). But how could it not be?
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