11 Feb 2011
Welsh National Opera’s new production Die Fledermaus
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 Mike Smith [Western Mail, 11 February 2011]
As Welsh National Opera prepares to open its Spring season with a new production of Die Fledermaus, director John Copley takes time out of rehearsals to share some anecdotes with Mike Smith.