13 Jul 2009
Korn/Ferry Sponsorship Pullout Shakes Holland Park: Interview
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.
Interview by Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg, 14 July 2009]
July 14 (Bloomberg) — When the heroine coughs her last note at the end of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the sobbing tenor flings himself over her body and wails.