25 Oct 2006
Kitsch Operetta Has Audience Singing Along at Paris's Chatelet
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 Jorg von Uthmann [Bloomberg.com, 25 October 2006]
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Nobody writes operettas anymore, and the old ones, save for ``Die Fledermaus'' and ``The Merry Widow,'' are rarely produced.