16 Sep 2010
New York City Opera Names Charles R. Wall as Next Chairman of the Board of Directors
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.
(New York, NY, September 16, 2010) Today, the Board of Directors of New York City Opera announced that Charles R. Wall was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board effective December 16, 2010. Mr. Wall, who previously served on City Opera’s board from 2001 to 2008, will succeed Susan L. Baker, who will step down as Chairman after seven years of dedicated service.