21 Feb 2006
Encores Wanted and a Smorgasbord Served
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, 21 February 2006]
Eric Cutler, an Iowan, is an up-andcoming tenor. Actually, he has perhaps up and come, given his appearances at the Metropolitan Opera - in Mozart's "Magic Flute," for example - and his recital on Friday night. That event took place in Weill Recital Hall, the pretty upstairs annex at Carnegie.