26 Nov 2005
Lock, stock and baritone
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.
JONATHAN TREW [The Scotsman, 27 November 2005]
THE Bill, bikinis and drug busts are not normally ingredients associated with a Glyndebourne opera, yet they have all gone into the touring production of Tangier Tattoo, an "operatic thriller" which rolls into Edinburgh next month as part of Glyndebourne on Tour.