27 May 2008
Argentine gem will miss its 100th birthday party
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 TAOS TURNER [Miami Herald, 25 May 2008]
It's enough to make the great Caruso weep.
Today, on its 100th birthday, the Teatro Colón, this city's cultural jewel and one of the world's most majestic opera houses, is closed and on the verge of disintegration, a victim of the ravages of politics, incompetence and time.