17 Nov 2010
Joseph Calleja: Tenor up for a challenge
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 John Terauds [The Star, 17 November 2010]
Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja is hot. At age 32, he has already become a regular headliner at the Metropolitan Opera and other storied opera houses around the world.