25 Apr 2006
Shopping, Singing, Laughing: Anna Netrebko Talks About Herself
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 Robert Hilferty [Bloomberg.com, 25 April 2006]
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- When we first see Anna Netrebko in ``Don Pasquale,'' currently at the Metropolitan Opera, she's lounging around her terrace perusing a trashy romance novel. As Norina, she preens, prances and brags about her ability to manipulate men. We have every reason to believe her.