08 Dec 2008
Los Angeles Opera's 'Carmen'
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 Richard S. Ginell [LA Times, 8 December 2008]
Los Angeles Opera’s holiday-season go at Bizet’s ever-popular tune fest “Carmen” underwent changes in three of the four leading roles Saturday night — all company debuts.