24 Sep 2005
Canadian Opera Co.'s 'Macbeth' falls flat
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 COULBOURN [Toronto Sun, 24 September 2005]
TORONTO - If you don't believe that setting is important, chances are you've never tried falling asleep at a rock concert. Or making love in a cactus patch.
Or watching the Canadian Opera Company's latest staging of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, for that matter.