21 May 2010
Even the walls wept as Dietrich's spiritual heir sang auf wiedersehen
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 John Shand [Sidney Morning Herald, 21 May 2010]
The New York-based Ute Lemper sometimes wears her Germanicism much as she wears her red feather boa: as a performance accessory.