05 Dec 2007
A Career in the Cards
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 FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 5 December 2007]
Soprano Ellie Dehn can hardly be considered a newcomer any longer. Last season, she won the George London competition. With Eve Queler at Carnegie Hall, she nearly stole the show as Jemmy in Opera Orchestra of New York's presentation of Rossini's "William Tell." And, in an appearance that I did not catch, starred as Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust" with the Metropolitan Opera in the park this past summer.