25 Nov 2006
Public Voices: Juilliard's 10th Annual Alice Tully Vocal Debut Recital Features Philadelphia Native Raquela Sheeran
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.
[Evening Bulletin, 24 November 2006]
Perhaps one of the most important resources the Juilliard School can offer its young vocal artists is the annual Alice Tully Vocal Debut Recital series. This year, on Nov. 30, soprano Raquela Sheeran will become the 10th vocal debut with a program including Strauss' Mädchenblumen and a selection of Gershwin and Rachmaninoff songs. She will be joined by pianist David Shimoni and the AXIOM ensemble.