15 Sep 2005
This Season in St. Petersburg
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 Galina Stolyarova [St. Petersburg Times, 16 September 2005]
After summer’s slumber, St. Petersburg’s classical music titans are waking with the 2005/2006 season opening this week.