05 Oct 2006
Berlin Vows to Gauge Security for Opera
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.
[AP, 5 October 2006]
BERLIN -- Berlin's city government said Thursday it will soon reassess the security risks associated with a Mozart opera that was canceled over fears it could anger Muslims, a move the city's Deutsche Oper requested before deciding whether to reverse its decision.