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February 2020

LECTURE - "Tantrums and Tiaras, backstage at the Royal Opera House"

Welcome to The Arts Society Chester
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:00
Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Chester Zoo
Upton by Chester Chester CH2 1EU

Tantrums & Tiaras is a look at backstage life at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the pressures faced by performers

Tantrums & Tiaras is a look at backstage life at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the pressures faced by performers, be they singer, dancer, conductor or musician.  We see how the building copes with the demands of modern productions and examine audience expectations both inside the theatre and out. We look at some of the highs and try to understand some of the lows that have been the fortune of the Royal Opera House over the years.  Fully illustrated including audio and video clips.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr 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.