26 Oct 2006
Regina Resnik pipes up for the art of Kurt Weill
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.
Ben Finane [San Francisco Chronicle, 26 October 2006]
New York -- Inside her Manhattan apartment a block away from Carnegie Hall, mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik sits surrounded by art. Paintings adorn every wall, a silk screen stands in the corner of the living room, and sculptures line the mantel. All of the oils, lithographs, sculptures and drawings on display were created by Resnik's late husband, Arbit Blatas, and of the subjects the artist chose for his work, one is overwhelmingly represented: Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera."