09 Feb 2009
At the Aspen Music Festival, recession seems just a rumor
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 Kyle MacMillan [Denver Post, 8 February 2009]
Despite the economy’s worsening downturn and a projected drop in ticket revenues, it’s full speed ahead for the Aspen Music Festival.