27 Sep 2006
The Met puts on the ritz, roaring into new season
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 David Patrick Stearns [Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 September 2006]
NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Opera's new regime will be credited with and accused of many things in the coming weeks - but "demure" won't be among them.