07 Oct 2007
Jose Carreras woos Moscow with songs of love
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.
[Russia Today, 7 October 2007]
Opera superstar Jose Carreras has performed at Moscow's International House of Music. At his only concert, the Spanish tenor presented his new programme titled "Mediterranean Passion" that featured exclusively love songs from the operas by Puccini and Ravel.