02 Sep 2008
'Poppea' Has a Club Date
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 HEIDI WALESON [Wall Street Journal, 2 September 2008]
The idea of presenting classical music in clubs has gained traction in recent years, particularly since cellist Matt Haimovitz played gigs at the now-defunct CBGB in New York.