09 Feb 2009
Welsh National Opera's new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro
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 Liz Griffin [Hereford Times, 8 February 2009]
THE audience left the Wales Millennium Centre last night bathed in the sun-drenched warmth of Seville and enchanted again by Mozart’s frothiest opera.