20 May 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.
New HGO director adds his visual flair to next season
By CHARLES WARD [Houston Chronicle, 19 May 2006]
Anthony Freud, the new, English-born general director of Houston Grand Opera, has delved into his company's psyche and discovered some good news.