17 Mar 2006
ENO Directors Admit Past Mistakes, Plan to Stay Put: Commentary
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 Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 17 March 2006]
March 17 (Bloomberg) -- Opera companies usually need to plan their seasons four years in advance. English National Opera said yesterday that until December, it didn't even have any confirmed plans for the 2006-2007 season.