14 Oct 2005
Director sets stage for `Dido'
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 T.J. Medrek [Boston Herald, 14 October 2005]
Grant Llewellyn is starting his fifth and final season as music director of the Handel and Haydn Society in a big way: leading the period instrument orchestra and chorus in a staged production of Henry Purcell's 1689 opera ``Dido and Aeneas'' by Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng at the Cutler Majestic Theatre this weekend.