29 Jan 2006
Rattle Conducts Mozart With a German Touch
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 RONALD BLUM [Associated Press, 28 January 2006]
NEW YORK (AP) -- While the Vienna Philharmonic led the celebration in Austria, the Berlin Philharmonic came all the way to New York for its tribute to Mozart's 250th birthday