28 Dec 2006
Met's `Magic Flute,' Soul Stars, River Fireworks: London Picks
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 Iain Millar [Bloomberg.com, 28 December 2006]
Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Londoners need not fear the alarming, high-pitched sounds emerging from some movie houses over the next few days -- it's probably just the Queen of the Night doing her shtick in a long-distance production of the ``Magic Flute.''