11 Nov 2007
'Fledermaus' singer prince of a gal
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.
Richard Nilsen [Arizona Republic, 11 November 2007]
Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe is back.
The mezzo-soprano made a splash with her performance of Juno in Arizona Opera's 2006 production of Handel's Semele, an updated, jazzed-up version of the Baroque opera.