27 Jan 2008
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.
L.A. Opera performs the work at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
By Chris Pasles [LA Times, 28 January 2008]
Many go to war, but few return. That was the striking image in the Los Angeles Opera production of Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus" on a rainy Saturday night at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.