13 Oct 2005
Programming dances of death
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 Kevin Shopland [Budapest Sun, 13 October 2005]
THE Palace of Arts is hosting two concerts this week that promise to be excellent and feature some very smart programming. On Friday, October 14 the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, led by Vladimir Ashkenazy will perform music from Europe and Japan, while on Tuesday, October 18 András Ligeti will conduct the Hungarian Telekom Symphony Orchestra in Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death, featuring bass László Polgár, and Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm.