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. […]
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. [...]
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 […]
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.
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
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
It’s fair to say that Conservative MP Robert Halfon is now on the shit-list of Sunderland fans. Halfon, the 44-year-old Member of Parliament for Harlow, slammed Sunderland fans on Twitter on Saturday night having turned up in Covent Garden to see the aftermath of 1000s of Black Cats partying in the streets before the Capital One Cup final. Shocked [...]
For several days now Sunderland fans from all around the planet have been making their way to London for Sunday’s first cup final of the season, and on Saturday night a massive crowd of Wearsiders gathered in London’s Covent Garden for a booze-up. Amazing scenes were pictured and recorded in central London as 1000s of Sunderland [...]
It’s unusual for a soprano to announce she is dropping a role before she has even sung it. But Anna Netrebko is unusual. As a result of today’s decision, we will never get to hear her as Marguerite in Faust. Covent Garden (next month), Vienna and Baden-Baden are scrambling to replace her. Some in the […]
Our Streets of London t-shirt has been very popular so far. I just love walking the streets of London and it being a cold day here in Indiana I found a great way to explore the streets of London from Anglotopia Towers. A chap on YouTube...Show More Summary
London Underground's Covent Garden station is set to receive four new lifts, as part of Transport for London's (TfL) efforts to increase capacity at the station by 25%.
Cleaners and porters at the Royal Opera House, who last month won the right to a London Living Wage, are now calling for strike action over unpaid wages. Some are owed back-pay since October. Press release below. Independent Workers Union (IWGB) Cleaners And Facilities Branch PRESS RELEASE The Independent Workers Union (IWGB) […]
The 62nd BAFTA Film Awards are about to get started at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, marking the last major kudofest on the road to Oscar. I’m on site with Deadline’s BAFTA coverage contributor Joe Utichi and we’ll be live-blogging the show over the next couple of hours. Show More Summary
The Royal Ballet "Rhapsody," "Tetractys - the Art of Fugue," "Gloria" Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 11 February, 2014 by Judith Cruickshank copyright 2014 by Judith Cruickshank "Tetractys – the art of fugue." Photo copyright Johan Persson Congratulations to Olivia Cowley. Show More Summary
On 21 March the London Film Museum in Covent Garden will open Bond In Motion, which it claims is "the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles" (CLICK). Ah! Vehicles. So that's what the title means. I had a horrible thought... Show More Summary
Spitalfields Life blog was discussing the markets of Old London and noted that only Smithfield, London’s oldest wholesale market, continues trading from the same building. Leather Lane, Hoxton Market and East St Markets still operate as street markets, but Clare Market, Whitechapel Hay Market and the Caledonian Rd Market have gone forever. Show More Summary
Copenhagen's award-winning Sushi 'n' Sticks brings meat lovers and sushi enthusiasts together in a delightful fusion experience 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. Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Covent Garden
A weekend performance of Wayne McGregor’s ‘Tetractys — The Art of Fugue’ was cancelled at Covent Garden after the Royal Ballet’s new Bolshoi recruit Natalia Osipova sustained mild concussion during the Saturday matinee. The RB posted this statement: “We are sorry to announce that tonight’s performance of Tetractys – The Art of Fugue will not go […]
They threatened to strike a big show night unless Covent Garden paid them the London living wage. Nothing to do with us, said the ROH, speak to your contractor. But as the date drew closer, the opera management crumbled. As of April, 50 porters and cleaners will receive the London living wage of £8.80 an hour.
With a quirky '90s themed menu, fun is the central theme at this cocktail and pizza haven in 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. Earlham Street Clubhouse, Covent Garden