22 Oct 2006
A Diva Reborn
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.
Sleeker soprano Voigt now a good fit for the sultry 'Salome'
By John von Rhein [Chicago Tribune, 22 October 2006]
Deborah Voigt is about to take it all off.
At least that's the teasing impression the Illinois-born singer gives as she glides through the title character's notorious striptease in a recent rehearsal for Richard Strauss' "Salome" at the Civic Opera House.