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Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Spark Relationship Rumors Once Again After Reuniting In London!

Could it be? Is this on-again, off-again couple actually… on again?? Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were spotted by paparazzi on a public walk around London's Covent Garden on Sunday! While the two showed no signs of PDA, the former flames seemed happy in each other's company! The La La Land starlet was even seen smiling and [...]

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Spotted Together 10 Months After Split

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have been spotted together nearly ten months after they split. The former couple was spotted spending time together on Sunday (August 21) in the Covent Garden neighborhood of London, England. See pics now at DailyMail.co.uk. Emma, 27, and Andrew, 33, were all smiles while strolling past shops and pubs. The [...]

Covent Garden chorus singer is ‘too young to retire’ at 64

The Daily Telegraph today offers pension advice to Alison Place, who worked as a freelance opera singer since 1980. Hopefully, she won’t need to draw on the pension for many years hence. Read here. photo (in Manon): Neil Gillespie

Murakami, Covent Garden

Sleek, modern Japanese diner with authentic sushi rolls - what could go wrong? 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. Murakami, Covent Garden The post Murakami, Covent Garden appeared first on The London Word.

Bringing David Jones' vision to musical life - Iain Bell's In Parenthesis at Covent Garden

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Marcus Farnsworth, Andrew Bidlack - In Parenthesis - WNO - Photo Bill Cooper Iain Bell In Parenthesis; Andrew Bidlack, Alexandra Deshorties, Peter Coleman-Wright, George Humphreys, Marcus Farnsworth, Mark le Brocq, Donald Maxwell, dir:...Show More Summary

Nostra e del ciel è gloria

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

It’s time to add more legends to my Mixcloud site: Mario Del Monaco, Raina Kabaivanska, and Tito Gobbi star in this 1962 performance of Otello from Covent Garden led by Georg Solti.

The tenor who gave flowers to his prompter

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Much was made in London reviews of the loud prompt received by Placido Domingo during a recent opening night of Nabucco at Covent Garden. Today’s Telegraph obituary of Alberto Remedios reveals that the great English heldentenor was unashamed of acknowledging a little help with lapsed memory. Despite his thrilling voice, Remedios struggled with memorising his […]

The three key tests of a Covent Garden chief

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Alex Beard, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, tells Managment Today that he worries about his waistline, his divas and his seating capacity in the instant caption. But, in an unusually candid and lengthy conversation, he discusses two deaths in the family as vital motivation: He is the oldest son of an eminent plastic […]

In case you missed it: May on Planet Hugill - Ukuleles in Dresden, Shakespeare at the Temple, Handel in Westminster

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Welcome to May on Planet Hugill, a month which included the thrilling revival of Enescu's opera Oedipe at Covent Garden as well as our trip to the Dresden Music Festival. Various Venues The delight of both: we saw Shakespeare's A Midsummer...Show More Summary

London is spoilt for choice

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Tonight’s menu: 1 New Tristan and Isolde opens at ENO 2 Nabucco with Domingo at Covent Garden 3 Trifonov at the Wigmore Hall 4 Lisa Batiashvili with the LSO at the Barbican 5 Gil Shaham with the Philharmonia at the RFH. Just another Thursday night. Anyone staying home?    

Dancing music in the C20: northern soul (1960-64)

The term ‘northern soul’ was reportedly coined in 1968 by music journalist and owner of the Covent Garden’s Soul City record shop, Dave Godin. The handle would not become commonplace until some 5 years later when the northern soul scene took root in a handful of nightclubs scattered across the north of England. Godin’s terminology wasn’t an attempt to […]

Domingo: ‘You pitiful old man, a shadow of what you were’

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

As Placido Domingo sang that line in the third act of last night’s revival of Verdi’s Nabucco at Covent Garden, few in the house failed to register the pathos. Domingo is 75, still singing for all he’s worth. Wherever he appears, there are critical mutterings in the media that he’s not a ‘real’ Verdi baritone, […]

ROH swells the payroll

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

At a time when English National Opera is being pushed to the brink of extinction, it’s a bit upsetting to see that Covent Garden inflated its payroll last year to 1,057 people, a net increase of 33. More discomfiting still, 19 of these people earned over £100,000. That’s rich. Looking at the staff list, everybody […]

Pappano earned extra £200,000 at Covent Garden last year

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Independent analysis of the Royal Opera House accounts shows a huge wake hike for the music director. Sir Antonio Pappano was paid  £737,424 in 2014/15. This breaks down to salary of £104,186 plus conducting fees of £633,238. An ROH spokesman said he conducted a lot more nights last year. How many nights is two-thirds of a million […]

Formidable US soprano dies, aged 94

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The death has been reported of Phyllis Curtin, who sang major roles at the Met, Vienna, La Scala and Covent Garden from the 1950s to the 1960s and created the title role on Carlisle Floyd’s successful opera, Susannah. No less incisively, she was an influential teacher at Tanglewood for half a century and was dean […]

Brought thrillingly to life: Enescu's Oedipe at Covent Garden

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Enescu's Oedipe - photo ROH/Clive Barda Enescu Oedipe; Johan Reuter, Sarah Connolly, John Tomlinson, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, dir: Alex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco, cond: Leo Hussain; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Reviewed by RobertShow More Summary

New chairman at Covent Garden

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Simon Robey is stepping down. His replacement is energy trader Ian Taylor, a long-serving board member and donor. Corporate press release here.

Maestro move: SanFran Opera loses music director

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Nicola Luisotti has announced he is stepping down as music director of San Francisco Opera in July 2018, after 11 years in the job. That puts him in line automatically for vacancies at the Met, Munich and, potentially, Covent Garden. Luisotti, 54, is also music director at San Carlo in Naples, He has been quietly […]

Robert De Niro Is Opening a Luxury Hotel in London

Following the success of his Greenwich Hotel in NYC, the actor has announced plans to open the Wellington Hotel in Covent Garden.

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