14 Aug 2008
Festival diary: Strange music, odd wallpaper
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 Tim Cornwell [The Scotsman, 14 August 2008]
"YOU caught me in this adrenalin moment. In 15 minutes you will have a dead conductor," said Francesco Corti in his dressing room just minutes after wrapping up Scottish Opera's Festival production, The Two Widows.