27 May 2010
At Prague Spring, new works and a lighthearted farewell
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 Frank Kuznik [Prague Post, 26 May 2010]
Last call to see Adam Plachetka, the handsome young singer who’s cut such a charming swath on Prague opera stages the past few years. After his Prague Spring recital at the Rudolfinum next week, he will be packing his bags for a two-year stint at the Vienna State Opera.