06 Nov 2008
Canadian Opera Company Trumpets its Success
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.
Robert Everett-Green [Globe & Mail, 5 November 2008]
There were a lot of double-digit numbers mentioned at the Canadian Opera Company’s annual general meeting yesterday, and all of them were good. The Toronto company had a bumper year in 2007-08, as donations surged by 26 per cent and box-office revenue jumped by 16 per cent to a record high of $12.3-million.