30 Oct 2008
Opera by Martin Halpern at Music School Playhouse
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.
[Brooklyn Eagle, 30 October 2008]
A two-act chamber opera by Martin Halpern of Brooklyn Heights, The Siege of Syracuse, receives its world premiere this weekend at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street (around the corner from the Brooklyn Aacademy of Music - BAM).