16 Oct 2005
Opera: Le nozze di Figaro
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.
Hilary Finch at the Glyndebourne [Times Online, 14 October 2005]
Glyndebourne is trucking once again. And the pantechnicon on this autumn’s tour will have to make room for the three collapsible gauzy rooms, the pillars and the radiators that furnish Jacopo Spirei’s revival of Graham Vick’s 2000 production of Le nozze di Figaro.