19 Jan 2006
Not a Bitter Note in Their Song
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 JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 19 January 2006]
On Tuesday night in the Juilliard School's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, a really good idea came to fruition. In conjunction with the New York Festival of Song, the school presented a concert called "100 Years of Juilliard Composers in Song." The Juilliard School is celebrating its centennial, you see. And a lot of composers have passed through there - either as students or teachers. It was the idea of the concert to feature 24 of these composers, in one song each.