Peter Gelb has committed a serious offence against freedom of expression by banning Opera News from reviewing productions at the Metropolitan Opera.
Repression is a habit with Gelb. A few weeks ago he forced WQXR to take down a critical blog. Before that, there have been various incidents where writers were denied access on Gelb’s orders.
Much outrage is being expressed on-line at the suppression of Opera News but unless someone steps up to the plate and takes action this will be a 24-hour wonder and another outlet of free speech will have been silenced.
So who will join me in refusing to review any production of the Met, live or screened, until free speech is restored?