07 Apr 2006
Daniel Barenboim Talks About Wagner and the Nazis, Fame
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 and Thomas Bauer [Bloomberg.com, 7 April 2006]
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ticket prices surge to 260 euros ($320) a seat and an international crowd swishes to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden for the Festtage, an Easter festival where the music of Richard Wagner tops the bill and the art of Daniel Barenboim draws the crowds.