20 Jun 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.
Geoff Brown at Longborough [Times Online, 20 June 2006]
The Cotswolds’ green curves may lie outside the country-house venue; but inside Longborough’s skilfully converted agricultural barn everyone knows that space forbids anything fancy.