Opera in 2 acts by John Adams to lib. by Alice Goodman. Comp. 1990–1. Prod. Brussels 1991, Brooklyn Acad. of Mus., NY, 1991, Edinburgh Fest. 2005. Plot based on events following hijacking by four Palestinian terrorists of Ital. cruise liner Achille Lauro in Alexandria in Oct. 1985 when Amer. passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot and thrown overboard in his wheelchair.