12 Jan 2007
WNO Season to Include Domingo Singing Handel
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 Tim Page [Washington Post, 11 January 2007]
Washington National Opera General Director Placido Domingo will make his first-ever appearance in a baroque opera when he takes on the role of Bajazet in Handel's "Tamerlano" with the opera next spring. It will be the 127th operatic part that the tenor, who turns 66 on Jan. 21, will have sung in what will by then be a half-century-long career.