15 Jun 2009
Goddesses Have Their Moment in Boston
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 Allan Kozinn [NY Times, 12 June 2009]
BOSTON — The Boston Early Music Festival prides itself on the catholicity of its programming, which makes sense if you consider that its mandate covers nearly eight centuries of music, from medieval works to the dawn of Romanticism.