29 Jun 2011
Artful: 2011 Aspen Music Festival inspired by literature, dance, painting
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 Stewart Oksenhorn [Aspen Times, 29 June 2011]
ASPEN — Classical music encyclopedia that he is, Asadour Santourian is no doubt aware that 2011 marks the 200th birthday of the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler. But Santourian, the artistic advisor for the Aspen Music Festival and School, doesn't find those milestones quite enough to build a summer of music around.