25 Nov 2008
Hickox death sparks artistic review
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.
Joyce Morgan [Sydney Morning Herald, 26 November 2008]
It should have been a joyful reunion. Richard Hickox, buoyed after a critically acclaimed series of concerts in Britain, was looking forward to the arrival of his family from Sydney.