19 Jun 2008
Discover forgotten operettas
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.
The Ohio Light Opera reconstructs shows to their past splendor for 30th anniversary
By Elaine Guregian [Akron Beacon Journal, 19 June 2008]
One era's giant scandal is another era's forgotten memory.
Take, for example, the Mayerling Incident.