Just in: Senior critic quits after newspaper bows to pressure and pulls his opera reviewmain
Arthur Kaptainis is probably the most respected music critic in Canada.
Just not by the Canadian Opera Company.
When COC read his review for Mametto II online in the National Post they called in and demanded its removal (recte: two corrections. see here). Unbelievably, the weak-kneed newspaper obliged.
Arthur promptly resigned from the paper. Our friends at MusicalToronto have published his review.
Read it here.
It’s not a particularly tough review. What glue are they sniffing at COC?
This is a major press freedom issue. Cancel the National Post until it apologises and beware of an opera company that is able to reduce national media to submission.