27 Mar 2007
Deutsche Oper Goes From Bad to Worse With Weber Booed in Berlin
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, 27 March 2007]
March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Berlin's Deutsche Oper is in more trouble, with its latest production facing a storm of boos.
Carl Maria von Weber's opera ``Der Freischuetz,'' which opened at the crisis-ridden house on Saturday, could have proved a much-needed crowd-pleaser. Instead, it was a debacle.