30 Nov 2005
ENO boss exits on a low note
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 Jack Malvern [Times Online, 30 November 2005]
Sean Doran's resignation after two years follows a series of embarrassments in the company
THE artistic director who introduced subtitles for operas in English and oversaw productions about lesbians and Colonel Gaddafi was forced out of his job at English National Opera last night.