20 Apr 2007
Met's `Trittico' . . .
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 Stephen West [Bloomberg.com, 20 April 2007]
April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Jack O'Brien, the director of ``Hairspray,'' makes his Metropolitan Opera debut tonight staging Puccini's ``Il Trittico,'' a trio of short operas with good tunes. ``Il Tabarro'' culminates in a murder on a Parisian tugboat; ``Suor Angelica'' features a suicidal nun; in ``Gianni Schicchi,'' a comedy based on Dante, the wily title character impersonates a dead person and inherits a fortune.