15 Jun 2006
Gluck's `Iphigenie' Ends Up in Old Folks' Home at Paris Opera
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 Jorg von Uthmann [Bloomberg.com, 15 June 2006]
June 15 (Bloomberg) -- ``Iphigenie en Tauride'' is arguably Christoph Willibald Gluck's finest work -- finer even than his more popular ``Orfeo ed Euridice.''