Clarice Carson, who has died at 85, sang leading roles in the late 1960s and 1970s at the Met, Covent Garden, La Scala and other big stages. Among many career highlights, she sang Desdemona to Jon Vickers’ Otello.
Ljuba Welitsch Verdi Aida; Ljuba Welitsch, Franz Lechleitner, Edith Coates, Kenneth Schon, conducted: Warwick Braithwaite, directed: Michael Benthall; Covent Garden Reviewed by Our London Music Critic on Oct 16 1949 From The Scotsman, 17 October 1949 Of all grand operas Aida has many claims to be called the grandest. Show More Summary
King Roger - photo copyright ROH Karol Szymanowski Król Roger; Mariusz Kwiecien, Goergia Jarman, Saimir Pirgu, dir: Kasper Holten, cond: Antonio Pappano; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 1 2015 Star rating:...Show More Summary
Coming up fast at Covent Garden: Wayne McGregor's new ballet Woolf Works, based on three Virginia Woolf novels and her life story. More of this soon. Meanwhile, here is Wayne working with his regular muse, the incredible Edward Watson, who is Orlando. Amazing to watch their connection as Wayne imagines something and Ed immediately knows how to make it real.
Fifteen-year-old Gearóid Solan has been accepted into the upper level of the Royal Ballet School at Covent Garden beginning with the fall term having received a waiver to the minimum entrance age of sixteen. He’s Irish – as in born,...
Agostino Steffani Niobe, Regina di Tebe; Veronique Gens, Jacek Laszczkowski, Iestyn Davies, Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 19 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Outing on disc of Covent Garden's 2010...Show More Summary
The legendary Savoy Hotel, located in London’s central Covent Garden district, will celebrate its legacy by giving some of it away. The Savoy 125th Anniversary Single Malt Scotch—a rare sherry-cask-aged, 48-year-old Macallan—comes with a polished piece of the original bar top from the hotel’s famous American Bar. Show More Summary
Covent Garden announced its 2015/2016 season last week and Kasper Holten's Royal Opera season has been eagerly picked over by everyone, itemising the amount of contemporary opera, the number of old war-horses making a reappearance and the paucity of Jonas Kaufmann showings. Show More Summary
Actor Richard E Grant has launched Jack Covent Garden, his second fragrance...
In the Sydney and Melbourne performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, directed by Kaspar Holten, the young Australian Nicole Car made such an impression as Tatyana that music director Pappano booked her for the Covent Garden revival. It will be her London debut. Sir Tony thinks Car”s going far. She’s super-articulate, too.
Sayings of Sir Tony Pappano at this morning’s Covent Garden season launch. ‘I’m the music director. And I’m a Sir.’ On Verdi’s Trovatore: ‘Unless it’s driven by the conductor, there’s no cast in the world that can save it.’ ‘Three Germans are dominant in Italian repertoire – Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Anja Harteros.’ ‘There is […]
“A last-ditch attempt to prevent strike action at the Royal Opera House has begun between the Covent Garden venue and backstage union BECTU. The union is seeking a 4% across the board pay increase for backstage staff who, in early March, rejected an offer from the Royal Opera House for a 2% rise.”
Chris Merritt was singing major roles at the Met, Covent Garden, La Scala and Vienna in the 1990s. Then he hit mid-career and things went wrong. Here’s his story. It could be any of us. Dear Ones, near and far…..I am turning to this entrepreneurial undertaking as a way to finance my career back into […]
The Ice Break is Michael Tippett’s fourth opera, first produced at Covent Garden in 1977 and rarely produced anywhere since, though there is an excellent recording of it. Its brevity… Read more The post Beauty and the bleak appeared first on The Spectator.
Another great vegetarian restaurant is closing its doors because of location issues. Food For Thought, which has been serving all natural, unprocessed vegetarian food to customers in the Covent Garden Read More The post Iconic London Veggie Eatery To Close in June appeared first on Ecorazzi.
La Cieca is sure that Meyerbeer fanatics will be delighted to hear that the Royal Opera House Covent Garden is preparing a new staging of Les Huguenots.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with...Show More Summary
Tim Cook’s international tour continues. After visiting BILD, Chancellor Angela Merkel and an Apple Store in Germany, and President Reuven Rivlin in Israel, he was photographed today in the Apple Store in London’s Covent Garden. Business...Show More Summary