05 Aug 2005
Conductor Riccardo Muti Discusses Mozart, La Scala Squabble
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.
Riccardo MutiAug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- It's the day before the premiere of Mozart's ``The Magic Flute'' at the Salzburg Festival, and conductor Riccardo Muti looks relaxed. In a crisp shirt, unbuttoned at the neck, with his trademark mane of chestnut hair combed back, he strolls out to the gate of his property, very much the master of the house.