19 Jan 2006
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.
Slimmed-down diva Deborah Voigt makes her cabaret debut at Lincoln Center
By Adam Feldman [Time Out New York, 19 January 2006]
The great soprano Deborah Voigt, one of the world's premier interpreters of Wagner and Strauss, is nursing a latte at Starbucks, intoning a selection from the less demanding oeuvre of the Carpenters. "Superstar," it seems, is among the songs that she has been considering for her cabaret debut this week, in Lincoln Center's invaluable American Songbook concert series.