Tenor Darren Abrahams as Molqi pictured during the Scottish Opera dress rehearsal for The Edinburgh International Festival production of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' by John Adams. It is directed by Anthony Neilson and conducted by Edward Gardner. This is the first British staging of John AdamsÕs second opera. The Death of Klinghoffer is based on the true story of the hijacking by terrorists of a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, in 1985 and the subsequent murder of one of the passengers. The production opens at The Edinburgh Festival Theatre Tuesday 23rd August, Thursday 27th August, Saturday 27th and Monday 29th August 2005. Picture © Drew Farrell . (Drew Farrell 07721- 735041 ) . Scottish Opera Contact : Press Manager Libby Jones Tel 0141 248 4567 or EIF Press Manager Susie Burnet Tel : 0131-473-2020. Note to Editors: This image is free to be used editorially in the promotion of the forthcoming production. Without prejudice ALL other licences without prior consent will be deemed a breach of copyright under the 1988. Copyright Design and Patents Act and will be subject to payment or legal action, where appropriate.