29 Apr 2006
Sacred music of Mozart makes for blissful evening
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 ROB HUBBARD [Pioneer Press, 29 April 2006]
Perhaps you feel that you've maxed out on Mozart, especially if you started celebrating his 250th birthday back in January. And there has been an abundance of the 18th century master's music emanating from local concert halls and churches in recent months, perhaps climaxing in the four-week Mozart Festival the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is currently presenting.