18 May 2006
Glyndebourne Season Features Strange Rituals, Bollywood Handel
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, 18 May 2006]
May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Year after year, the opening of the Glyndebourne season turns out to be cold, damp and gloomy, and yet women dress in expensive scraps of chiffon and silk and pretend it's the French Riviera.