19 Feb 2006
In Act III, the Chairman Quits
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 DANIEL J. WAKIN [NY Times, 19 February 2006]
London — The Lord High Executioner took his place here recently, on opening night of a revival of Jonathan Miller's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado" at the English National Opera. He had a little list, you see: those "society offenders" who never would be missed.