30 Mar 2010
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sondra Radvanovsky sing up a storm for WPAS
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 Tim Smith [Baltimore Sun, 30 March 2010]
It’s hard to keep up the lament about the dearth of great, or even just interesting, opera singers today when you encounter American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who teamed up for a concert Monday presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center. (Hvorostovsky dedicated the evening to the memory of the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack in Moscow.)