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Richard E Grant / Jack Covent Garden ~ quick fragrance review

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

An international soprano is told her husband is dying

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 […]

Glyndebourne in late search for chorus master

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 …

Deadline’s BAFTA Awards Live Blog

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

Nabucco is a role for the 70s

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 […]

Sudden death of an international Russian tenor, 64

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.

Step Back In Time And Visit London's World-Famous Markets

last monthEngland / London : Londonist

A sneak peek into the past at Covent Garden, Billingsgate and Smithfield.

Covent Garden presents silent singer tonight

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.

Concentrated intensity: George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's Written on Skin revived at Covent Garden

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

James Bond in Motion – London Film Museum

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

December on Planet Hugill: two Marschallins, Alice and Mrs Pankhurst

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

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

A touch of greatness: Renée Fleming returns to the Marschallin at Covent Garden

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

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

Christmas celebrations from the Holst Singers

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

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

New opera guy in Northern Ireland

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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 […]

Xmas Market Tower Bridge

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

Covent Garden Becomes An AR Shopping Destination

Blippar has partnered with stores and restaurants to provide an interactive retail experience

Yummy Brunch at Ivy Market Grill

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

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