09 Feb 2009
Crossing the Great Divide: The Diversity of Anne Sofie von Otter
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 Anastasia Tsioulcas [PlaybillArts, 8 February 2009]
Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is teaming up with jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau on a new program that will premiere at Carnegie Hall Feb. 11. Here, she speaks with journalist Anastasia Tsioulcas about this collaboration.