07 Dec 2005
I’m taking Tarantino to the opera
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.
MICHAEL TUMELTY [The Herald, 7 December 2005]
John Lunn could be forgiven for feeling a bit sore. The 49-year-old Stirling-born composer's latest opera, Tangier Tattoo, which is being brought to Edinburgh next week by Glyndebourne Touring Opera, has been comprehensively duffed by the London opera critics.