21 Nov 2005
Lyric's 'Marriage' lovely but so confusing
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 WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun-Times, 21 November 2005]
There are several compelling reasons to head over to the Civic Opera House and buy a ticket for Lyric Opera of Chicago's first-ever performance of Sir Michael Tippett's 1955 opera, "The Midsummer Marriage.''