18 Oct 2006
Berlin's Embattled Harms Fails to Triumph With `Germania'
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, 18 October 2006]
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Kirsten Harms, the head of Berlin's Deutsche Oper, needed a triumph for her opening production after the fuss over the cancellation of a planned run of Mozart's ``Idomeneo.''