27 May 2007
Così fan tutte, Glyndebourne, UK
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 Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 24 May 2007]
Tuesday was one of those quintessential Glyndebourne occasions when the sun is out, the picnicking is peaceful and the composer is Mozart. You could tell this was going to be an interesting performance from the very first tumble of chords. It was spacious, it sounded confident, it had a seasoned fluency