16 Aug 2007
Executive Leadership Changes at Opera Colorado
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.
[Opera Colorado, 16 August 2007]
DENVER -- Opera Colorado announces that its President and General Director, Peter Russell, and Artistic Director, James Robinson, have resigned from their respective positions. Russell’s resignation is effective September 1, 2007 and is based on his need to pursue other personal and professional interests. Russell will remain an advisor on artistic and production matters to Opera Colorado through January of 2008, and will continue his efforts on behalf of the National Performing Arts Convention (NPAC) due to take place in Denver in June 2008.