06 Dec 2010
A night with 'Boheme' and thoughts of Baltimore's operatic future
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 Tim Smith [Baltimore Sun, 6 December 2010]
Baltimore's operatic limbo continues. Since the pathetic demise of the Baltimore Opera Company, some fans of the art form have had to content themselves with a diverse group of smaller-scale companies, some already established, some brand new -- like Baltimore Concert Opera, which presented two sold-out performances of "La Boheme" over the weekend at the Engineers Club.