07 Oct 2007
Lyric Opera meets 'Impossible' challenge
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 Anne Marie Welsh [San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 October 2007]
Terminally corny or spiritually uplifting? However you feel about “The Impossible Dream,” a new production of the Dale Wasserman-Mitch Leigh “Man of La Mancha” marks one small step in the right direction for the Lyric Opera of San Diego.