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TANTRUMS AND TIARAS : BACKSTAGE AT COVENT GARDEN Nigel Bates is the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet; a performer for nearly 40 years including 17 as Principal Percussionist with the Orchestra; producer and lecturer Thursday 21 March 2019

A look at life backstage at London’s Royal Opera House and the tribulations and triumphs of working with the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet companies. Will look at the way artisitic inspirations, the people involved and the very special Victorian building all function together to create world-class opera and ballet in a unique environment. Includes several performance video clips.

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 Hoiuse, including 17 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 to arts societies and conservatoires in the UK and across Australia.