21 Sep 2006
Lyric Opera to be back on radio!
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.
[Chicago Lyric Opera, 20 September 2006]
Terms of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new contract with the Chicago Federation of Musicians were released tonight following completion of negotiations and ratification by the orchestra members. The new contract includes media provisions that pave the way for the internationally renowned company to return to the WFMT Radio Network for local and national broadcasts. Live broadcasts could begin as early as November, with the entire season to be rebroadcast in the spring of 2007.