08 Dec 2006
Lincoln Center Revitalized
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 KATE TAYLOR [NY Sun, 8 December 2006]
This is a propitious moment for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to commission an institutional history. Having soothed various rivalries and minor rebellions among its 12 constituent organizations, Lincoln Center this spring finally broke ground on the first stage of its massive renovation project.