18 Jun 2007
Laugh Now, Stupid! Garsington's `Lady of the Lake' Is Bad Joke
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 June 2007]
June 18 (Bloomberg) -- The absurdities of Rossini's ``La Donna del Lago'' (The Lady of the Lake) have had audiences laughing affectionately for years.