26 Apr 2006
Frankfurt `Parsifal' Boasts Heroic Tenor, Suits, Plastic Armor
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, 26 April 2006]
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Frankfurt Opera's new ``Parsifal'' is remarkable in a German context: a detailed staging that tells the story as it is written.