29 Apr 2006
Review: Bartók, 'Bluebeard' a haunting duo
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 Catherine R. Newton [The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 April 2006]
In a real coup for the orchestra, this weekend marks the world premiere of Péter Bartók's new edition of his father's score. (The younger Bartók attended Friday's performance and gave a preconcert lecture to the lucky patrons who arrived early.)