05 Dec 2007
Ian Bostridge: 'Sid Vicious was a Romantic'
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.
He's famous for lieder, but Ian Bostridge is happy to be branching out, he tells Peter Culshaw
[Telegraph, 6 December 2007]
'I have something of a punk aesthetic," says Ian Bostridge, surprisingly for someone perhaps best known for his sensitive performances of German lieder. And someone who says he has never been to a pop concert.