08 Dec 2008
Opera Australia on the rocks
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.
Alan Jones [LiveNews, 8 December 2008]
My attention has been drawn to comments recently in the English magazine Opera concerning the late Richard Hickox, the former music director of Opera Australia.