18 Jun 2007
Stark beauty in telling of a tragic love story
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.
THOM DIBDIN [Scotsman, 18 June 2007]
SWEEPING all before it as it grows to its inevitable and tragic climax, Scottish Opera's new production of Lucia di Lammermoor is a beautifully woven and thoroughly satisfying piece.