23 Oct 2006
Onstage and On Screen, A Nevsky Immersion
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 FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 23 October 2006]
The New York Philharmonic presented two shows for the price of one Thursday evening, performing Sergei Prokofiev's monumental score for the film "Alexander Nevsky" and projecting the original Eisenstein epic at the back of the orchestra.