06 Dec 2010
Virginia Opera's 'Cosi Fan Tutte': Frivolity, after months of drama
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 Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 6 December 2010]
"They're all like that." That's an approximate translation of the title of Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte," which demonstrates that all women are fickle and will betray their lovers, and which the Virginia Opera brought to George Mason University on Friday night.