20 Sep 2010
Bartoli to Helm Salzburg Whitsun 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.
By Larry L. Lash [MusicalAmerica.com, 20 September 2010]
VIENNA -- Cecilia Bartoli has been appointed artistic director of the Salzburger Pfingstenfestspiele (Salzburg Whitsun Festival) effective 2012. The announcement was made by Salzburger Festspiele Intendant designate Alexander Pereira at a press luncheon today at Vienna’s Hotel Sacher.