01 May 2007
Dawn Upshaw's Beautiful World of Song
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 ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 1 May 2007]
“It’s great to be here,” the soprano Dawn Upshaw said on Sunday afternoon at the beginning of her recital at Town Hall. “I mean, really great,” she added, looking misty-eyed, to which the audience responded with a long round of applause and cheers.