22 Nov 2005
Soprano Deborah Voigt comes back with her familiar, splendid sound intact
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.
Joshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 22 November 2005]
Talk about your before and after snapshots.
Soprano Deborah Voigt returned to the Bay Area on Sunday afternoon with a recital program almost identical to the one she performed here a year and a half ago. The vocal results were generally similar, too -- Voigt's potent, gleaming sound, her effortless precision and her winning, expressive stage demeanor all remain gloriously intact.