18 Aug 2008
Cleveland Orchestra's "Rusalka" hailed at Salzburg Festival
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.
Donald Rosenberg [Cleveland.com, 18 August 2008]
The first review of the Cleveland Orchestra's residency at the Salzburg Festival in Austria has arrived. Written by Christoph Lindenbauer of the Austrian Press Agency, it describes the full-scale production of Dvorak's "Rusalka" conducted by music director Franz Welser-Most at the festival's Haus fur Mozart. The production opened Sunday. The English version of the review is headlined, "First all around harmonious festival opera in Salzburg."