08 Jul 2006
Central City's "Poppea" skips the easy listening
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 Kyle MacMillan [Denver Post, 6 July 2006]
Fans of 18th- and 19th-century operas by such notable composers as Mozart and Verdi might have to shift their expectations and listen in different ways as Central City Opera presents "The Coronation of Poppea."