15 Dec 2006
Tan Dun Puts Sound of Rocks, Placido in Met `Emperor' Premiere
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 Robert Hilferty [Bloomberg.com, 15 December 2006]
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- More than 2,000 years ago, the first emperor of China unified the warring states, burned books he didn't care for and built the Great Wall.