18 Apr 2008
Review: Ainadamar, Flavio and Der Rosenkavalier
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.
[Daily Telegraph, 18 April 2008]
Rupert Christiansen reviews Ainadamar and Flavio at the Barbican and Der Rosenkavalier performed by Zurich Opera at Festival Hall
Born into an East European Jewish family, brought up in Argentina, and educated in Israel and the US, the composer Osvaldo Golijov wasn't destined to fit neatly into a mould. In the US, his eclecticism has won him widespread popularity, but what precisely underpins it?