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Chabrier's L'Etoile at Covent Garden

Chabrier's L’Étoile at Royal Opera House © ROH 2016. Photograph by Bill Cooper Chabrier L'Etoile; Kate Lindsey, Christophe Mortagne, Simon Bailey, Francois Piolino, Aimery Lefèvre, Hélène Guilmette, Julie Boulianne, Chris Addison, Jean-Luc...Show More Summary

Renée Fleming: Next Season Will See ‘My Last Mainstream Opera Appearances’

“I don’t want anyone saying that I sang such-and-such a thing better five years ago. So I’ve decided that Rosenkavalier at Covent Garden and the Met next season will be my last mainstream opera appearances. It’s not retirement – I might be tempted by something newly written, but I’m not going to cling on. There’s […]

Lily James Promotes 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies' in London

Lily James discusses her new movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies alongside her fellow cast members on Tuesday (February 2) at the Covent Garden Apple Store in London. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston as they chatted about the movie. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]

Chabrier's Star in the ascendant

Lost already? You're in a sort of French Monty Python with very good music, coming up fast at Covent Garden. Chabrier's L'Étoile opens Monday. Had lovely chats with director Mariame Clément and conductor Sir Mark Elder for a short and sweet feature in today's Independent. Show More Summary

Theatre - Luisa Miller

11-29 Feb Having shared the Sydney Opera House stage – and then the Covent Garden stage – in Eugene Onegin, Australian soprano Nicole Car and Slovak baritone...

Luxury sub: Gheorghiu steps in at Covent Garden

Announcement on the ROH website:  Amanda Echalaz has had to withdraw from Tosca on 25 and 29 January due to illness. The Royal Opera is extremely grateful to Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, who will now sing the role for these performances. Tickets are, as they say, still available. Word at the box-office is that ROH is having a tough season. […]

Venera Gimadieva in recital for OperaCoast

Venera Gimadieva The Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva is taking time off from singing Violetta at Covent Garden to give a recital with Roger Vignoles at Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9AG on 25 January 2016 in a programme of songs by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Delibes and Barber. Show More Summary

Edwardian Markets – 19 Vintage Photos Show the Trading in the 1900s

These are what markets in Edwardian Era look liked. Boy selling fish from a basket in Boston street market, October 1909 Caledonian Road Market, ca.1910 Clare Market, ca. 1900 Covent Garden Market, ca.1910 Covent Garden Market, London, early 1900s See more »

Kaufmann cancels (again)

Jonas Kaufmann has pulled out of his only appearances at the Met and Covent Garden this season. Now he has cancelled the Teatro Real in Madrid. Acute sinusitis is the given cause.  

Watch The BAFTA Awards Nominations Livestream

Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are annoucing the nominees for the BAFTA Film Awards this morning in London. Fry will host the official ceremony on February 14 from Covent Garden. Check out the livestream above to see who will be competing. And check back with Deadline for the full list of nominees.

A baritone’s analysis of current Wagner stagings

The author, Bernd Weikl, was a 1970s fixture at Bayreuth, Salzburg and Covent Garden.   In his own words: The cover image linking Wagner and Hitler by no means reflects my own personal view. To the contrary, it symbolizes my objection to many productions in German theaters today, which are unfortunately even regularly supported by […]

In the memory palace - Eugene Onegin at Covent Garden

The duel scene, Eugene Onegin at Royal Opera House © Photograph by Bill Cooper, ROH 2015 Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Nicole Car, Diana Montague, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Oksana Volkova, Michael Fabiano, Jean-Paul Fouchecourt,...Show More Summary

Covent Garden puts up two tenors for the price of one

The Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is sick and has withdrawn from tonight’s Cav and Pag. At short notice, they’ve called in two tenors. Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana will be sung by the South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee, who sang the role at the house a couple of weeks back. The role of Canio in Pagliacci will be sung […]

Check out these pictures of Islington Square, the 'new Covent Garden' they're building in North London

Islington Square is a huge new development being built in North London, taking inspiration from the West End's Covent Garden. It is intended as a destination for people to eat, shop, and sleep in the capital. It will also contain hotel-style...Show More Summary

Dmitri Hvorostovsky resumes cancer treatment

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The great Russian baritone will appear in four performances of Eugene Onegin at Covent Garden before resuming treatment for brain cancer in London. An ROH spokesman told a Russian website: ?????????????, ???????? ??????????????? ???????...Show More Summary

‘Has The Royal Ballet Lost The Plot?’ Asks UK’s Telegraph

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Mark Monahan: “Look back over the new and recent work that the Royal Ballet performed at Covent Garden in 2015, and it is hard to feel much festive cheer.”

Letters of support plead for ENO's lifeblood

Stormy weather: ENO's chorus in Martinu's Julietta. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith London stands to lose a lot more than Kasper Holten (see yesterday) at this rate. Sir Antonio Pappano (music director at Covent Garden) has written an open...Show More Summary

Director Of Royal Opera In London To Step Down

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Kasper Holten, the Royal Opera’s director of opera since 2011, has announced he will leave Covent Garden in 2017 in order to be closer to family in Denmark. … The departure appears to be entirely amicable.”

Royal Ballet Principal Bryony Brind, 55

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“[She] made world headlines in 1982 when, aged just 22, she was picked out of the Royal Ballet’s junior ranks by Rudolf Nureyev to become his partner at Covent Garden. … But in the pressure of public glare her career faded in less than a decade. She then acquired a new celebrity when she stepped […]

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