October 2020

The Royal Opera House - an Inside View

Welcome to The Arts Society North Bedfordshire
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:30

The study day will take us behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House.

We are almost ready for Curtain Up – are you? What secrets will we discover when we join our special guest Nigel Bates for a peep behind the scenes at London’s Royal Opera House?

As the Royal Ballet’s former Music Administrator Nigel has more than 280 years of musical performances at his fingertips for our entertainment. Not to mention dance!

Have you any questions for our Opera House guide? If so please send them to Nigel at tas@nigelbates.net

Don’t forget to look out for your invitation link for the 22nd. We will be recording the event so our SID will be available afterwards if you cannot join us on the day.

Several of you have asked about about how to donate towards our event. We will email details of how to do this.

We are all looking forward to ‘seeing” you soon!


Mr Nigel Bates

Nigel Bates has been a performer for more than forty years in and out of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, including seventeen years as Principal Percussionist with the Orchestra and eight years as the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet.

 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 thirty years, including many arts societies and conservatoires in the UK and across Australia.