30 Nov 2005
Renée Fleming - PBS Great Performances
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.
Tune in Wednesday, November 30 for the premiere of Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs & Carols on PBS' Great Performances
Recorded at Germany's historic Mainz Cathedral, Fleming performs a lush selection of sacred Christmas music, accompanied by the esteemed Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, conducted by Trevor Pinnock. The concert features selections from her new Sacred Songs CD including "Rejoice Greatly" from Handel's "Messiah", "Laudate Dominum" from Mozart's "Mass in C Minor," and "Simple Song" from "Leonard Bernstein's Mass."