09 Mar 2006
La Voix Humaine and Send (Who Are You? I love you) — Audra McDonald Double Bill
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, 9 March 2006]
For her first foray into opera, Broadway soprano Audra McDonald takes on a world première as part of an ambitious one-woman double bill.