10 Mar 2006
Our Tenor Man
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 JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 10 March 2006]
It was Benjamin Britten Night at Zankel Hall, as Ian Bostridge launched a five-concert series called "The Sound of Song." Mr. Bostridge is the brainy, pencil-thin, wildly admired tenor from England. His series will encompass the work of various composers. But he began on Wednesday night with a countryman.