09 Sep 2006
`Gaddafi' Premieres at ENO, Raises Questions of Taste, Sanity
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, 8 September 2006]
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- It would be easy to write a smirking, amused review of ``Gaddafi: the Living Myth,'' the world premiere that opened the new season at London's English National Opera last night. Everything lends itself easily to such a task.