15 Oct 2005
Revisions, revisions: Latest version of 'End of the Affair' debuts at Seattle Opera
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 R.M. CAMPBELL [SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 14 October 2005]
Seattle Opera has a spotty record when it comes to new work, but this weekend its history will be jump-started with the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's "The End of the Affair," based on Graham Greene's novel.