26 Apr 2010
Alan Rich, Los Angeles Music Critic, Dies at 85
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, 26 April 2010]
Alan Rich, a critic whose eloquent and passionate writing about classical music in both New York and Los Angeles made him an important voice in the American musical world over a long career, died on Friday at his home in West Los Angeles. He was 85.