06 Dec 2005
Now, for fine-tuning the Ellie — The opera house's woes, sound to signage, can be fixed or tolerated
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 Kyle MacMillan [Denver Post, 4 December 2005]
Human beings can be a fickle lot.
Take the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The $92 million theater, built inside the shell of the former Auditorium Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, opened Sept. 10 to enormous praise.