06 Oct 2011
English National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro - video
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 Tom Service and Alex Healey [Guardian, 6 October 2011]
Director Fiona Shaw tells Tom Service about her take on Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Coliseum in London. Shaw has previously directed ENO productions of Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea and Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers