20 Sep 2010
L.A. Opera to deliver 'Il Postino' premiere
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 Reed Johnson [LA Times, 20 September 2010]
The Spanish-language opera by composer Daniel Catán is inspired by the 1994 Italian film of the same name about a fictional friendship between a mailman and the poet Pablo Neruda. This version has more politics in addition to the love travails of the title character.