10 Aug 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.
The arts column: how technology creates beautiful lies
Rupert Christiansen critiques the current state of the commercial recording industry
[Daily Telegraph, 10 August 2005]
Here is a tale of two new classical CDs. One seems to mark the end of something, the other a beginning. Both stand at a turning point in the century-long history of the commercial recording industry.