14 Aug 2008
Mozart opera gets new, veteran director Alden
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.
Laura Emerick [Chicago Sun-Times, 14 August 2008]
Opera veteran Christopher Alden will direct Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito," the opening production of Chicago Opera Theater's 2009 season.