19 Dec 2008
Silja Dons Rubber Breasts, Creepy Makeup as Child-Eating Witch
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.
Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 19 December 2008]
Anja Silja glides into view caked in makeup and dangling rubber breasts. She licks her lips at the sight of some tasty children, covers up her decolletage, and approaches her prey with the aid of a walker.