29 Sep 2005
Haydn at Esterházá
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 Dominic McHugh [OMH.com, 28 September 2005]
It seems to be Haydn month in London.
Hot on the heels of Bampton Opera's jolly semi-staging of the rarely heard L'infedeltà delusa, the Classical Opera Company brought a programme of items from the composer's symphonic, operatic and sacred repertoires to the Wigmore Hall.