29 Sep 2005
Finding Shicoff: Opera Meets Music Video
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.
[Photo: Axel Zeininger]
By Menachem Wecker [JewishPress.com, 28 September 2005]
A music video is perhaps the last place to expect an opera singer. Opera singers are held to have egos as high as Narcissus` himself; the ones I count as friends worry endlessly about their voices (with wardrobes stuffed full of scarves), and each could write encyclopedias on the processes of breathing and vocal cords.