31 May 2010
Mainly Mozart’s David Atherton: June Artist of the Month
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 Valerie Scher [San Diego News Network, 31 May 2010]
Conductor David Atherton travels. A lot. With musical engagements around the globe, he averages 220,000 air miles per year. One of his favorite destinations is San Diego, where the 66-year-old Englishman is the conductor and founding artistic director of the highly-regarded Mainly Mozart Festival.