17 Mar 2006
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky Faces Demons in London `Onegin'
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 Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 17 March 2006]
March 17 (Bloomberg) -- Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 43, is a Russian- born baritone with a dark, throbbing voice and cool sexual magnetism. Ideal, you'd think, for the role of Eugene Onegin in Tchaikovsky's opera of the same name.