13 Aug 2010
Families get to go Behind the Curtain at Wolf Trap
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: Emily Cary [Washington Examiner, 13 August 2010]
Behind the Curtain, Wolf Trap's Family Opera Day, is an opportunity for youngsters and their families to immerse themselves in the magic of live theater. They will closely investigate the lights, the scenery, the costumes, the hair and makeup, the special effects, and the props, and meet the opera singers who thrive in this environment.