27 Sep 2010
Placido Domingo Departs Washington National Opera
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 Thomas Huizenga [NPR, 27 September 2010]
Tenor, baritone, conductor and opera administrator Placido Domingo is taking leave of the Washington National Opera by not renewing his contract when it expires in June, 2011.