12 Dec 2010
Don Giovanni: Love in a boring climate
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 Zerbinetta [Likely Impossibilities, 12 December 2010]
The Wiener Staatsoper's new production of Don Giovanni was begging to be stolen all night. Had anyone shown a little initiative and done something exciting, they could have walked off with it in their pocket.