05 Feb 2006
Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri
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.
[Zan Buckner, musicOMH.com]
Nothing much has changed in the world of politics. That is one striking point brought home by watching Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe
Nashville Opera Artistic Director, John Hoomes, calls it "...the best operetta you'll ever see that blends dancing woodland fairies and the British Parliament."