05 Mar 2008
Utah Opera: No one-note Cinderella
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 Catherine Reese Newton [Salt Lake Tribune, 4 March 2008]
What's Cinderella without her fairy godmother, pumpkin coach, enchanted mice, midnight curfew and glass slipper? She's Angelina, also known as "La Cenerentola," in Rossini's operatic version of the famous fairy tale. Utah Opera's production - its first "Cenerentola" since 1992 - opens Saturday at Salt Lake City's Capitol Theatre.