18 Apr 2006
Opera Pacific: These two are Verdi good
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.
Opera Pacific's production of 'Aida' brings together a pair of big-voiced singers for the first time.
By TIMOTHY MANGAN [OC Register, 16 April 2006]
Although Angela Brown and Carl Tanner, who sing the roles of Aida and Radamès in Opera Pacific's production of Verdi's popular masterpiece this week, met only when rehearsals began a couple of weeks ago, they already get along swimmingly.