01 Dec 2006
Proud Music of the Academy
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 FRANCIS MORRONE [NY Sun, 1 December 2006]
The Brooklyn Academy of Music, wrote Walt Whitman, is "so beautiful outside and in, and on a scale commensurate with similar buildings, even in some of the largest and most polished capitals of Europe."