Cecilia Bartoli, touring her Steffani album, “Mission”, hit trouble with the Hamburg press after a concert at the Laeiszhalle. The Hamburger Abendblatt gave her a glowing review, but her management insisted on vetting its photos taken at the concert.
So the newspaper printed a blank space around the review and captioned it: “We would have liked to display here a concert photo of the artist. But her Swiss management laid down unacceptable conditions, including that the photographer present all his photos during the interval and delete any that were deemed unacceptable. We refused to accept such conditions.”