07 Sep 2010
Buxton Opera House to open new Pavilion arts venue
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 Natalie Woolman [The Stage, 7 September 2010]
Buxton Opera House is due to open a secondary venue later this month, following a £2.5 million redevelopment project.