15 Jun 2009
Anna Netrebko - an opera superstar but no diva
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 Carolyne Zinko [San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2009]
Anna Netrebko rushes into the lobby of her rental apartment at Opera Plaza lugging a big Saks Fifth Avenue bag while her sister hurriedly pushes a stroller with Netrebko’s 9-month-old son, Tiago.