15 Oct 2005
The German connection
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.
By Galina Stolyarova [St. Petersburg Times, 14 October 2005]
BONN, Germany — Next year’s Beethoven Festival in Bonn will take Russia as its theme in a move that reflects growing German interest in Russia’s contribution to the world of classical music.