25 May 2011
Zambello to WNO - as advisor
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 Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 25 May 2011]
A few weeks before its merger with the Kennedy Center becomes official, the Washington National Opera has announced a new leadership team for its new era. The biggest news: WNO’s artistic advisor will be the acclaimed stage director Francesca Zambello.