08 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.
Kent Nagano Prepares for His Final Bow With L.A. Opera
by Lea Lion [LA Downtown News, 10 April 2006]
Some of the photographs are grainy, black-and-white images of a body animated with furious movement. Others reveal a smiling man posing with friends and family. One shows a meditative figure, in a stance reminiscent of Rodin's "The Thinker."