14 Mar 2006
Hip-hop meets Mozart
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.
Glyndebourne is changing its image by offering a fresh take on 'Cosi fan tutte', mixing the opera with urban beats. Matilda Egere-Cooper chills with the cast
[Independent, 14 March 2006]
It's a common assumption that teenagers and classical music don't mix - but what if classical composers were given a remix? Glyndebourne Education, in a European co-production with Finnish National Opera, has made the bold move of celebrating Wolfgang Mozart's 250th birthday with a hip-hop-inspired adaptation of his opera Così fan tutte, dubbed School 4 Lovers - a Hip H'Opera.