09 Jun 2006
`Fedora' Enmeshes Princess in Murder, Intrigue at Holland Park
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.
By Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 9 June 2006]
June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Umberto Giordano's 1898 opera ``Fedora'' has it all: big tunes, passion, conflict, conciseness and a great central role. As a thrilling new production at London's Opera Holland Park proves, it hits every operatic G-spot.