07 Jul 2009
Coming Up Big in a Tiny Space — The Castleton Festival Stages 'Turn of the Screw'
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 Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 6 July 2009]
CASTLETON, Va., July 5 — When Lorin Maazel, 79, built his home theater here, about 60 miles from Washington, he probably didn’t envision that he would be inviting quite so many people over to watch performances. A “home theater” for Maazel denotes not a private movie screen but an honest-to-goodness stage, orchestra pit and two levels of audience seating.