11 Feb 2008
Filling the Silence With Music
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.
With Recovered Voices, L.A. Opera's James Conlon Takes On the Nazis
by Julie Riggott [LA Downtown News, 11 February 2008]
James Conlon conducted the first dress rehearsal for The Broken Jug as if it were opening night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Though only a pianist was with him in the orchestra pit, the energy of his movement and baton said he felt every note.