21 Oct 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.
By Sandra McLean [Courier-Mail, 21 October 2006]
CHRIS Mangin admits cutting up people's tongues is not exactly socially acceptable behaviour.
But in an opera, well, it's to be expected. After all, this is an artistic form that revels in tragedy, lust, power and love gone horribly wrong.