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01 April 2019The Royal Opera House – An Inside View

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The Royal Opera House – An Inside View Nigel Bates Monday 01 April 2019

The Royal Opera House


Venue: The Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH

Time:  10:00 for coffee, lectures run 10:30 – 15:00

Cost:  £38 (includes coffee/tea, buffet lunch and a glass of wine)

An expanded version of Tantrums & Tiaras, with in-depth looks at the history and architecture of the building in addition to discovering the way that daily performances and rehearsals of opera and ballet and much else besides all fit into this elegant Victorian theatre – the flagship of the British arts world and the workplace of more than a thousand people.  Includes several performance video clips and additional focus on costume and set design, production values and how the digital age has been embraced by the opera and ballet worlds.


Nigel Bates

Nigel Bates is the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet and has been a performer for nearly forty years in and out of the Royal Opera House, including seventeen years as Principal Percussionist with the Orchestra. He has worked with many of the leading figures in the classical music industry and was also a producer for both the BBC's Maestro at the Opera and Pappano's Classical Voices documentary series. He is a regular contributor to the printed and online content of the ROH.

He has given lectures for over twenty years, including arts societies and conservatoires in the UK and across Australia.

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