A couple weeks ago, I reviewed the debut fragrance from actor Richard E. Grant, Jack by Jack Perfumes. I thought I'd review his other two fragrances the following week, but the best laid plans and all that. Here, a bit late, is a brief review of the second fragrance, Covent Garden, and I'll try to get to the third next week. Show More Summary
The New Zealand soprano Anna Leese, who has sung at Covent Garden and across Europe, recently married an Italian winemaker, Stefano Guidi, They have a small child. Stefano has received terrible news. He has an aggressive form of Motor Neurone Disease that is advancing fast. He has two years to live, they have been […]
The opera festival is advertising for a chorus master to start work in September, which is soon. He or she will replace Jeremy Bines, who is swanning off to Deutsche Oper to succeed William Spaulding, now at Covent Garden. Gly have left it very late to start looking. And they won’t find one out there …
It’s the turn of the Brits to hand out awards season kudos, with the EE British Academy Film Awards transferring from Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House to the even grander opulence of the Royal Albert Hall this year. In keeping withShow More Summary
Placido Domingo has sung the young Verdi’s old king at Covent Garden and the Met at the age of 75. Running him close is Leo Nucci, the specialist Italian Verdi baritone, who is presently singing Nabucco at the Vienna State Opera. Nucci will be 75 in April. He shows no sign of strain. If the voice […]
We regret to share news of the death of Paul Kudryavchenko, a Bolshoi tenor who also sang at Covent Garden, Munich, Bordeaux, Cardiff, Omaha and Florida. Cause of death has not been given.
A sneak peek into the past at Covent Garden, Billingsgate and Smithfield.
The baritone Christopher Purves has a throat infection and cannot sing in tonight’s Written on Skin. Good trooper that he is, he will act the part while James Cleverton sings from the wings.
Barbara Hannigan - Written on Skin, The Royal Opera © ROH/Stephen Cummiskey, 2012 George Benjamin Written on Skin; Barbara Hannigan, Iestyn Davies, Christopher Purves, Victoria Simmonds, Mark Padmore, dir: Katie Mitchell, cond: George...Show More Summary
The largest collection of original James Bond Vehicles is now displayed at the London Film Museum at Covent Garden. TFB had a look – with the focus on the firearms, rockets and other similar things used in the James Bond movies. “Bond...Show More Summary
Renée Fleming, Sophie Bevan in Act 3 of Der Rosenkavalier © ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore Welcome to December on Planet Hugill, a month when we managed to catch two very different casts in Covent Garden's Der Rosenkavalier, heard a variety of Christmas music and theatre, and I was lucky enough to interview the film composer Rachel Portman. Show More Summary
From Buckingham Palace to Covent Garden.
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier; Renee Fleming, Alice Coote, Sophie Bevan, Matthew Rose, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, dir: Robert Carsen, cond: Andris Nelsons; Covent garden Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 17 2016 Star rating: 4.5 SetShow More Summary
Holst Singers and City of London Sinfonia The Holst Singers, conductor Jeremy Cole, return to St Paul's Covent Garden on Friday 9 December 2016 for a programme of Christmas choral music in aid of the charity Breathing Matters. The programme...Show More Summary
Northern Ireland Opera have picked Walter Sutcliffe as artistic director, replacing Oliver Mears who has gone to Covent Garden. Sutcliffe has extensive experience as a stage director in Europe. You wonder why he was not considered at ENO. Official release: Following an extensive recruitment process attracting applications from across the world, Northern Ireland Opera is […]
London is super beautiful during Xmas. Just walk along Oxford Street or Covent Garden and you will see the most beautiful Christmas decorations. If you feel like having an even larger dose of Xmas, head over to one of London’s Christmas markets. Show More Summary
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Plastic creation unveiled in Covent Garden.
Yesterday I met a friend for brunch at the Ivy Market Grill, a modern British Brasserie, in Covent Garden. The restaurant has great food and a lovely wine selection. Make sure you book a table as it gets quite crowded during lunch time. Show More Summary