11 Aug 2005
Nielsen's Maskarade at Bregenz
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.
Maskarade, Bregenz Festival
By Larry L Lash [Financial Times, 10 August 2005]
Maybe it had something to do with getting out of bed at 9.00am to start dressing to go to an opera at 11.00am, but I simply don't understand why I didn't enjoy David Pountney's production of Maskarade more than I did.