29 Sep 2005
Colin Davis Opens Great Performers Series With the Verdi Requiem
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 Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 28 September 2005]
Lincoln Center can rightfully claim to practice truth in advertising. This season's Great Performers series began on Wednesday night at Avery Fisher Hall with a truly great performance: Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's Requiem.