15 Jun 2009
AOP & Opera On Tap Present 2nd Part Of Opera Grows In Brooklyn Series 7/11
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.
[Broadway World, 15 June 2009]
AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP), “known for bringing cutting-edge vocal production to the masses,” (New York) and OPERA ON TAP (“ raucous and sublime un-elitist, imperfect, and fun ”- NY Sun) will present the second installment of its Opera Grows in Brooklyn series, an evening of all new opera scenes and songs from contemporary composers, including new music from David T. Little and the NYC premiere of Stefan Weisman’s opera Fade.