30 Jan 2006
A new generation in the house
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 Leslie Crawford [Financial Times, 30 January 2006]
ImageCalixto Bieito, the enfant terrible of Spanish theatre, did his best to sound respectable at the opening of his recent production - the staging of Alban Berg's Wozzeck at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's venerable opera house.