07 Feb 2006
At andante.com, the finale
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.
After five years, the classical music website draws the curtain.
By Scott Timberg [LA Times, 3 February 2006]
Andante.com — a website devoted to classical music that combined a news service with a record label with streaming music from symphony orchestras — shut down this week after its French owner decided it was unable to sustain the site's costs.