09 Mar 2006
Tenor's overture for business to support classical music
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.
Fiona Galea Debono [Times of Malta, 9 March 2006]
Just surfacing from a successful stint of Macbeth at the Royal Opera House in London, which ended last weekend, tenor Joseph Calleja does not need to pause for breath; he is on a roll and has been for a while.