17 Jun 2006
TSO program is all about Heppner
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.
(Photo: Clive Barda 2005)
ROBERT EVERETT-GREEN [Globe and Mail, 17 June 2006]
This seems to be opera week in Toronto, though there's no full production on any stage. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opened on Wednesday with the first of three programs of opera excerpts, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra followed suit the next night with the first of two concerts with tenor Ben Heppner.