19 Nov 2006
Chilean Soprano Marambio Makes Met Debut
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 MIKE SILVERMAN [AP, 19 November 2006]
NEW YORK -- Giacomo Puccini may never have been more popular than at the Metropolitan Opera these days. His "Madama Butterfly" opened the season, "Tosca" is playing in repertory now, and "Turandot" along with a new production of "Il Trittico," an evening of three one-acts, are due in the spring.