23 Oct 2006
Deborah Voigt Shimmies, Thrills in `Salome' at Chicago Lyric
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 Robert Hilferty [Bloomberg.com, 23 October 2006]
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Before her celebrated gastric-bypass operation, Deborah Voigt used to joke that if she ever did Salome, she'd have to dance with 77 veils.