15 Jul 2005
HGO Introduces Anthony Freud
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.
HOUSTON, TX--Anthony Freud, Welsh National Opera's General Director for more than a decade, has been named the third General Director and the first Chief Executive Officer of Houston Grand Opera (HGO). Freud will assume leadership on March 6, 2006. The appointment was announced by Houston Grand Opera's Board President John S. Arnoldy and HGO's Vice President Donald W. Short at a press conference Thursday morning (July 14, 2005) in the Wortham Center.