17 Oct 2007
Royal College of Music: A serenade by the grateful stars of song
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.
The Royal College of Music's world-renowned alumni are gathering to celebrate its 125th birthday, says Ivan Hewett
In 10 days' time, some of Britain's starriest singers will be gathered together to sing in the same piece on the same stage. That's an amazingly unlikely event, as they have careers that keep them constantly on the move to every corner of globe.