25 Jun 2009
Resignations, ENO Model, Might Save City Opera: Norman Lebrecht
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.
Commentary by Norman Lebrecht [Bloomberg.com, 25 June 2009]
This is the tale of two city operas, both of which present high art at popular prices.