30 Sep 2008
Classic 'Candide' is a vibrant season opener
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 Valerie Scher [Union-Tribune, 29 September 2008]
Listening to Leonard Bernstein's “Candide” at the Birch North Park Theatre was enough to make you marvel at the composer's verve and variety.