02 Jan 2006
Sounds of Summer: Dame Joan Sutherland
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.
Reporter: Monica Attard [ABC.net.au, 2 January 2006]
HAMISH ROBERTSON: Hello, I'm Hamish Robertson. As part of the ABC's summer season, we now present a Current Affairs Special.
(sound of Joan Sutherland singing "La Stupenda")
One of Australia's national treasures – Dame Joan Sutherland ("La Stupenda").