LONDON (Reuters) - Director Stephen Langridge knows MTV video clips tend to have mass appeal and Wagner operas do not, but he thinks anyone can be moved by his new production of "Parsifal", opening at London's Covent Garden on Saturday night.
Described as the ”Brooks Cathedral,” everyone’s favourite cycling accessory brand recently opened the doors of their first store, B1866 in London’s Covent Garden. A place for fans to get up close to the goods as well as a celebration of 150 years… Selectism Store Visit | Brooks B1866 Store – Covent Garden – London is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Site-specific fun, and good for your elf.
It's not too late to buy a PlayStation 4 on launch night - Sony has a stock of consoles which it will sell in Covent Garden on Friday. The PS4s will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis at Sony's PS4 Lounge #4ThePlayers event. Queuing will open on Thursday morning and you'll have to sit through a performance by Tinie Tempah at some point. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Royal Ballet artist Claudia Dean made her debut in an important role at Covent Garden. She was plucked from the corps de ballet to dance the taxing solo of the Chosen Maiden in Kenneth MacMillan’s Rite of Spring, a challenge that the famous FT critic, Mr. Clement Crisp, saw as an “admirable debut”. We [...]
It's always snowing inside this Lego installation. (Credit: Bright Bricks) It's always snowing on the London skyline when you're looking at the giant Lego snow globe recently installed in Covent Garden in London. The globe is the creation of Bright Brick's Duncan Titmarsh, the first Lego-certified professional in the UK. Show More Summary
The world's largest Lego snow globe is now on display at Covent Garden in London. Lego master builder, Duncan Titmarsh used 120,000 bricks to showcase the London skyline. The build took about 75 days to complete and features 14 London landmarks, including Shakespeare's Globe Theater, the London Eye and Big Ben. Read more...
Yesterday (13 November 2013) the Opera and Music Theatre Forum held its conference at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Administrators from opera companies across the UK plus a selection of other opera professionals met to consider what opera was going to be like in 2030. Show More Summary
Gotz Friedrich's production of The Ring which appeared at Covent Garden in 1996 Today the Opera and Music Theatre Forum's conference takes place at the Royal Opera House, a one day event in which opera professionals will be looking at what the future holds for opera. Show More Summary
Stephan Herheim’s Covent Garden production opens with a man sitting in the left-hand corner of the stage reading a newspaper while the French invaders prepare for mass rape. He is visible once more at the opening of Act four. One of Herheim’s production team fills seven pages of the programme book, explaining the ‘concept’ behind […]
Here's a time-lapse vid to set the mood.
If you're in London tomorrow night Covent Garden looks like the place to be. Well, if you're a surfer, and you're in London, that is. That's because tomorrow evening the Patagonia Covent Garden store kicks off the London Surf Film.....
Plush sofas, sharing platters, Mojito heaven. That pretty much sums up why you should go to Kamique, Covent Garden This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. Kamique, Covent Garden
Olympus’ second pop-up event, Image Space @ Icetank, kicks off on Saturday 2 November in London’s Covent Garden. A series of activities has been scheduled that includes workshops, talks, debates, and interviews. There will also be opportunities to go hands-on with Olympus’ new OM-D E-M1. Sessions include the chance to assist Damian McGillicuddy when he […]
Valery Gergiev presided, as arranged at the opening production of the $280 million opera house built by the Kazakh dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev. So far, so unsurprising. Gergiev likes rich dictators. But what’s this in the press release? ‘Astana Opera has signed preliminary co-production agreements with the Rome Opera and one of the leading opera houses of […]
Ned Rorem Nigel Foster and the London Song Festival opened their autumn season on 24 October 2013 with a concert at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, celebrating Ned Rorem's 90th birthday.Accompanied by Nigel Foster on the piano, soprano...Show More Summary
Erwin Schrott and dancers in Les Vepres Siciliennes (c) ROH/Bill Cooper 2013 The Royal Opera House brought its celebrations of the Verdi bicentenary to a close with its first production of Verdi's Les Vepres Siciliennes, thankfully performed in its original French version. Show More Summary
Tiny but attractive Endell Street hangout.
Choral groups, first time singers, the BBC Symphony Chorus and many more gather in Covent Garden for a unique performance of Verdi’s ‘Va, pensiero’, led by Dominic Peckham. Musical Director: Dominic Peckham. Cameras: Richard Andrews, Andrew Smillie, Andrew Saunders, Lawrence Huck. Film directed by Andrew Smillie
Announcement just up on the ROH site: Marina Poplavskaya has fallen ill and had to withdraw from the role of Hélène for final rehearsals and the first three performances of The Royal Opera’s production of Les Vêpres siciliennes on 17, 21 and 24 October. The role will now be sung by Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian (below), who made her debut […]