21 Oct 2005
Somber 'Affair' features top-notch acting, music
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 Mike Murray [Daily Herald, 21 October 2005]
SEATTLE - "The End of the Affair," Jake Heggie's contemporary opera about love, loss and faith set during the London Blitz, is performed in English.