20 Feb 2006
'Our Town' opera by Ned Rorem to debut at IU
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.
Hoosier's work to be produced elsewhere soon
By Whitney Smith [IndyStar, 19 February 2006]
When "Our Town" opened on Broadway in 1938, playwright Thornton Wilder surprised American theatergoers with innovations including the absence of a set, and a stage manager who spoke to the audience.