20 Apr 2006
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.
The fifth Moscow Easter Festival offers a packed schedule of diverse musical performances over the next few weeks.
By Peter Morley [Moscow Times, 21 April 2006]
Valery Gergiev, the artistic director of St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater, kicks off his annual Moscow Easter Festival this weekend. Sunday's opening concert will be followed by more than a fortnight of performances divided into six separate programs.