07 Feb 2007
Conservatory Tries to Raise Its Profile
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 DANIEL J. WAKIN [NY Times, 7 February 2007]
The views are stunning from this 1,500-square-foot terrace.
Ahead, an aerial view of Grant’s Tomb squatting before the majestic Hudson River. To the left, the spirelike tower of Riverside Church. To the right, the ribbon of the elevated subway heading up Broadway (well, not so stunning).