08 Apr 2007
'I like to go on new adventures'
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 Anne Marie Welsh [San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 April 2007]
Twenty-five years ago this summer, an intrepid group of San Diegans intent upon resuscitating the comatose La Jolla Playhouse flew en masse to New York. They watched a Public Theater production that included a mustard gas attack set to a waltz, an Englishman plummeting to his death while singing, and the Red Baron's biplane, gliding across the stage.