24 Oct 2008
O’Leary Succeeds MacKay At Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis
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.
[Webster-Kirkwood Times, 24 October 2008]
Timothy O’ Leary, who came to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) as executive director in January, succeeded Charles MacKay as the company’s general director on Oct. 1 when MacKay became general director of the Santa Fe Opera.