20 Mar 2006
A classy 'Carmen'
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.
Heralded mezzo-soprano Marina Domashenko preps for her local debut, a role she loves
By Valerie Scher [San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 March 2006]
With flashing eyes and an ever-so-revealing dress, mezzo-soprano Marina Domashenko peers from the 25-by-30-foot banner hanging outside downtown's Civic Theatre, where she'll make her local debut Saturday in San Diego Opera's new production of Bizet's “Carmen.”