09 Jan 2007
A Night at the Opera ... With Nachos
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.
The Metropolitan Opera began its live broadcasts into movie theaters with "The Magic Flute" on December 30. Nearly 30,000 people around the world saw the broadcast. On Saturday, the broadcast of "I Puritani" sold out in 19 of 83 American venues, which reached 67% capacity. So what's it like to see an opera in a movie theater?