19 Jun 2005
Cabell Wins Cardiff Singer of the World 2005
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.
Soprano Nicole Cabell of Panorama City, California, won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2005. Accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Carlo Rizzi conducting, Ms. Cabell performed "How can I cherish my man in such days" from Tippett's A Child of our Time, "Se il padre perdei" from Mozart's Idomeneo and "Les belles fleurs!...Entre l'amour et le devoir" from Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz. A member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists ensemble for 2004-2005, Ms Cabell is a graduate of Eastman School of Music.