09 Feb 2009
The Soprano: Netrebko's Star Turn
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 Michelle Edgar [WWD, 6 February 2009]
“No way am I ever going to touch this.”
That was Anna Netrebko’s first reaction when she saw the score for Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in which she’s currently starring at the Metropolitan Opera House, the next performance of which is Saturday.