09 Jan 2006
DNA Results on Mozart's Skull Released
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.
The DNA results regarding the alleged skull of Mozart have been announced. They are inconclusive. The uncertainty turns on the authenticity of the remains of supposed relatives against which the skull's DNA was compared.