05 Aug 2005
Jennifer Larmore in Chicago
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 WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun-Times, 5 August 2005]
Local opera lovers with an eye on their budgets will have to wait more than a month for Lyric Opera of Chicago's free preseason concert at Millennium Park. Stars from the company kick off a weekend showcasing Lyric, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Steppenwolf Theatre Sept. 10 in the Pritzker Pavilion.