17 Jan 2007
Serious opera? You’re having a laugh
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.
Conrad Wilson [The Herald, 17 January 2007]
Clocks and coffins are what, in designer terms, connect Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in the double-bill to be launched by the RSAMD's opera school at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, on Friday.