25 Apr 2006
Copenhagen Opera Mounts New `Ring' as Modern Danish Family Saga
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 Shirley Apthorp [Bloomberg.com, 25 April 2006]
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Although this is his sixth year in the job, 33-year-old Kasper Bech Holten is still the youngest person to be running a major European opera house. He is also the first to stage Wagner's ``Ring'' cycle in Copenhagen since 1912.