03 Apr 2007
Quick Sex, Greed, Bryn Terfel Feature at London's Royal Opera
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, 3 April 2007]
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- Comedy is a serious business, comedians are fond of telling us. Having been disturbed and tickled in equal measure by the Royal Opera's superb double bill, Ravel's ``L'Heure Espagnole'' and Puccini's ``Gianni Schicchi,'' I'm inclined to agree.