26 Sep 2006
Peter Gelb Era Begins at the Met
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.
Peter Gelb era begins at Metropolitan Opera with stunning performance of 'Madama Butterfly'
By MIKE SILVERMAN [AP, 26 September 2006]
(AP) Let the news ring out from Lincoln Center. Send word by satellite radio. Trumpet it in Times Square. An exciting new era was born at the staid old Metropolitan Opera on Monday night.