22 Nov 2005
Los Angeles Opera overcomes musket misfires, unsettling sets
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 John Farrell [Long Beach Press-Telegram, 22 November 2005]
LOS ANGELES Opera opened a revival of its production of Puccini's "Tosca" Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the performance was one for the history books.
Probably the cast would have preferred it otherwise.