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Inside The Hancock Outerwear Pop-up Store – London

Hancock outerwear set up shop for a few days in London’s Covent Garden. Best known for their “Vulcanised Articles,” the brand take their name from Thomas Hancock who, along with Charles Macintosh, created a series of rubber-bonded weatherproof cloths in the… Inside The Hancock Outerwear Pop-up Store – London is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.

Anglophile Zen: Episode 3 – Spend Five Minutes in Beautiful Covent Garden Market in London

In the latest episode of Anglophile Zen, spend five minutes in Covent Garden Market in London. Put on some headphones, put this video on full screen and be transported to the sights and sounds of London at Christmastime. The post Anglophile Zen: Episode 3 – Spend Five Minutes in Beautiful Covent Garden Market in London appeared first on

Royal Opera new season

Mariusz Kwiecien as King Roger in Santa Fe in 2012 The 2014/15 season at Covent Garden has much to enjoy. There are two new Verdi opera productions (I due Foscari and Un ballo in maschera), Giordano's Andrea Chenier with Jonas Kaufmann,...Show More Summary

Aisle View: The Moor of Covent Garden

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his day, collapsed while playing Othello at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in the spring of 1833 and died several weeks later. In an effort to keep the curtain up, management enlisted Ira Aldridge--aShow More Summary

Lurking in the shadows: Die Frau ohne Schatten

Emily Magee (the Empress). Picture credit Monika Rittershaus © Teatro alla Scala Richard Strauss Die Frau Ohne Schatten: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Mar 26 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Claus Guth's stylishShow More Summary

Tony Hall’s arts vision boils down to the Bob and Jonty show

There is no doubting the good intentions of Tony Hall, former Covent Garden director whisked back into the crisis-ridden BBC. Tony, head of news in the John Birt era, brought with him a reputation for fair dealing, clear decision-making and a passion for the performing arts. Yesterday, he unveiled the mission. It is a bold […]

Tragic news: A much-loved English tenor is lying in a coma

Brian Galliford, who overcame a brutal battle with mouth cancer in the 1990s and went on to sing significant roles at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne and La Scala, has suffered a brain haemorrhage and is lying in a coma in a Lyon hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. You may send good wishes […]

A beginner's guide to Covent Garden's surprise hit – Strauss's sprawling Die Frau ohne Schatten

Royal Opera’s major offering for Richard Strauss’s 150th anniversary year is an opera the composer himself called his "child of sorrow", the colossal Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow). It's also the opera that Strauss regarded as his best. Audiences adore the new production – which is a pleasant surprise, for reasons [...]

Bartók's birthday talk

I'm doing a talk at the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre, Covent Garden, on Tuesday to mark Bela Bartók's 133rd birthday. It's called: "How I learned to stop worrying and love Bartók."It's part of the HCC's Magyar Mind lecture series in which British academics and writers speak about Hungarian cultural topics. Show More Summary

Photo: Old Photo of Covent Garden, London

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Elgar and Arnold premieres

Ben Palmer Conductor Ben Palmer and the Orchestra of St Paul's have pulled of something of a coup and are giving the London premiere of a work by Elgar at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden on 23 March 2014. Elgar's incidental music for Laurence Binyon's play Arthur was written for performance in 1923 and premiered at the Old Vic. Show More Summary

Lululemon opens its first store in Europe

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The mega North American fitness fashion brand will open its first ever store in London's Covent Garden on March 28.

On National No Smoking Day, here's a tribute to opera singers who smoked (and some who still do)

I was visiting a friend in Covent Garden a few months ago. His building has a flat that’s often rented out to singers performing at the Royal Opera House. We were coming down the lift and an international star (who shall remain nameless) walked in. We talked and he said "make sure you come and [...]

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi is an occasional visitor to UK opera houses. Pier Luigi Pizzi's production at Covent Garden was last revived in 2009, and it has made appearances at Grange Park Opera and at Opera North. Chelsea Opera Group are performing the work for their next concert on 16 March 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank. Show More Summary

Breaking: Kiri quits

Dame Kiri te Kanawa, 70 today, has announced that her cameo role in Covent Garden’s Daughter of the Regiment is to be her last stage appearance. The production closes next week. The Dame, reared from raw at the Royal Opera, achieved her finest moment at the wedding of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. […]

RIP Renato Cioni: we've lost one of the finest Italian tenors of the 20th century

In 1962, a young unknown tenor appeared in the now famous filmed Act 2 of Zeffirelli’s production of Tosca at Covent Garden, starring Maria Callas as Tosca and Tito Gobbi as Scarpia. That tenor was Rentato Cioni, who has sadly died in his home town and birthplace Portoferraio, a few weeks from his 85th birthday. [...]

A great Italian tenor has died

Renato Cioni, who sang Cavaradossi in Tosca at Covent Garden opposite Callas and Gobbi, has died aged 84.   A fisherman’s son from the isle of Elba, Cioni made his debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role he later recorded with Joan Sutherland. At the Met, he sang in Pollione with Sutherland and Marilyn […]

Bernard Haitink is 85 today

Warm wishes to the Dutch master. He was appointed chief of the Concertgebouw at 30 and subsequently wielded the rod at the London Philharmonic, Glyndebourne, Covent Garden and, in the 21st century, at the Dresden Staatskapelle and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is one of then most prolific conductors on record.  

La Fille du Regiment with Patrizia Ciofi and Juan Diego Florez

Juan Diego Flore, Patrizia Ciofi(C) Catherine Ashmore Donizetti La Fille du Regiment: Patrizia Ciofi, Juan Diego Florez, conducted Yves Abel: Royal Opera, Covent Garden Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 4 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Enjoyable...Show More Summary

Former Prison of Casanova and Oscar Wilde to Become London Hotel

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Looks like London is getting on the bandwagon of jail hotels: the former Bow Street Magistrates Court, around the corner from Covent Garden and opposite the Royal Opera House, will become a 99-room hotel and police museum. The latter...Show More Summary

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