11 Apr 2008
Tenor Giordani Sings for Pope at Yankee Stadium: Interview
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.
Interview by Manuela Hoelterhoff [Bloomberg.com, 11 April 2008]
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Marcello Giordani, an unusually tall and hardy tenor, just finished a surprising season at New York's Metropolitan Opera, where he subbed for frail little colleagues while shining in his own shows.