30 Mar 2006
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 Stage Online, 30 March 2006]
An exciting summer for a young soprano - Mara Lanfranchi has been offered the role of Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore for the new season at Verona’s annual opera festival this July and August.