17 Jan 2007
Opera on tap: Program puts classical music in pubs
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 Keith Powers/ Music [Boston Herald, 16 January 2007]
“I don’t think of it as dumbing down,” said Gil Rose, music director of Opera Boston and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.