26 Jul 2006
Glimmerglass' 'Greater Good' isn't either one
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 JOSEPH DALTON [Times Union, 25 July 2006]
COOPERSTOWN -- People sitting around doing nothing in a claustrophobic environment is not the typical recipe for good drama, but screenwriter Sofia Coppola managed to get away with it in her 2003 film "Lost in Translation." She even walked off with an Academy Award for her efforts.