19 Aug 2005
Daily Telegraph Interviews Franz Welser-Möst
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
Why all those insults made me stronger
Ivan Hewett talks to controversial conductor Franz Welser-Moest
[Daily Telegraph, 18 August 2005]
"Ah, Frankly Worse-than-Most" is the acid response I get whenever I tell anyone I'm going to interview Franz Welser-Moest.
It was the nickname bestowed on him during his bruising time as music director of the London Philharmonic, a job he bagged when he just 28.