14 Sep 2010
Karita Mattila, Wigmore Hall, London
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 Erica Jeal [The Guardian, 14 September 2010]
Few of opera's big beasts are as fabulous as soprano Karita Mattila, who returned as the Wigmore Hall's season-opening act after 13 years away from the venue.