20 May 2010
Garsington Opera preview
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 Nicola Lisle [Oxford Times, 20 May 2010]
For Daniel Norman, performing at Garsington has a huge advantage — he can just jump on his bike to get there. “There’s a lot of travelling in this job — a lot of the best-earning jobs are away, in mainland Europe,” he says. “So it’s nice to be able to do things on home turf and cycle, instead of having to get in the car or on a plane!”