24 Jul 2006
‘Tancredi,’ a Neglected Work, Recalled With Care at Caramoor
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 ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 24 July 2006]
KATONAH, N.Y. — Though the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, directed by the conductor and vocal coach Will Crutchfield, has brought worthy but neglected works to public attention, it has never quite shed the veneer of a resuscitation effort of interest mainly to bel canto buffs.