19 Jan 2006
Singer Horne Keeps Schedule Despite Cancer
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 VERENA DOBNIK [Associated Press, 19 January 2006]
NEW YORK -- Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne has localized pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment that offers an excellent chance for full recovery, her manager said Thursday.
Horne, 72, was diagnosed in mid-December, said Denise Pineau, her manager at Columbia Artists Management.