09 Feb 2009
London Lyric Opera: Fidelio
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.
Simon Thomas [musicOMH, 2/09]
Following a concert performance of Der fliegende Höllander at the Barbican in November, London Lyric Opera present Fidelio at Cadogan Hall next week.