25 Nov 2008
Boston Early Music Festival Opera This Weekend--Tickets Are Going Fast!
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.
[MarketWatch, 24 November 2008]
The Boston Early Music Festival presents two stunning, semi-staged one-act operas this weekend—an elegant double-bill featuring lush costumes, splendid dancing, unforgettable singing, and the romance of 17th century story-telling, and all accompanied by the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra.