27 May 2010
S.F. Opera gets summer classical music season off to a sizzling start
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 Richard Scheinin [San Jose Mercury News, 27 May 2010]
Anyone with ears will be in a quandary trying to prioritize this summer’s classical music programs, as there are way, way too many good things to do. A nice state of affairs.