25 Mar 2011
Domingo not done with 'Il Postino,' but Texans have composer's OK to jump in
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 Mike Boehm [LA Times, 25 March 2011]
“Il Postino,” which Los Angeles Opera premiered in September with Plácido Domingo starring as the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, will open next month in Houston -- albeit not with Domingo, who is still immersed in the role, and not at the highly respected Houston Grand Opera.