04 Mar 2006
It's Italy in the Caribbean -- with a few snags
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.
[Globe and Mail, 4 March 2006]
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — I love Italy. The hospitality, the style, la dolce vita and the consistently wonderful food make just being there a delight. So when a new European cruise line started advertising ships that offer a "true Italian signature" and "premium-class cruises" in the Caribbean for a price as low as any mass-market competitor, it had my attention.