30 Oct 2006
Photo Journal: New York City Opera's New Così Fan Tutte
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 Vivien Schweitzer [Playbill, 30 October 2006]
After a 25-year absence, the 85-year-old conductor Julius Rudel has returned to New York City Opera — a company which he helped found and which he led for two decades — to conduct a new production of Così fan tutte.