06 Apr 2008
`Wozzeck' Waits on Tables, Murders Marie in Paris Staging
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.
Jorg von Uthmann [Bloomberg.com, 1 April 2008]
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- ``Wir arme Leut!'' (Poor me!), sighs Marie, Wozzeck's girlfriend and eventual murder victim. So did I, facing yet another opera production by Christoph Marthaler, the frighteningly original Swiss director.