The Royal Opera House Covent Garden - an inside view

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The Arts Society Greater London Area welcomes you to an inside view from Nigel Bates who has worked at The Royal Opera for 40 years.

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THE ARTS SOCIETY – GREATER LONDON AREA

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN - AN INSIDE VIEW

LECTURER: Nigel Bates

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Venue: Large Lecture Hall, Art Workers’ Guild,6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR

1015 – 1045 Registration

1045 -1145. The history and design of the Royal Opera House & its artistic heritage

The first talk will look at the founding of the first Covent Garden Theatre in 1732 and follow the sometimes troubled history that has led to the wonderful Victorian building and world-class arts venue that exists today. We will examine the detail of the auditorium and explore some of the music that has been performed within its walls along with the way composers, performers and managers have influenced the fortunes of the building for more than 280 years.

1145 - 1205 Coffee

1205 – 1305. The Royal Ballet & the Orchestra

As a world-class arts venue, the Royal Opera House demands world-class performers and performances to keep audiences engaged, both inside and outside the theatre. The second talk will look at the creation and history of two of the resident companies, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, who together reopened the building in 1946.

1305 - 1420 Lunch not included in the ticket price

1420 – 1530 The Royal Opera, modern staging & the future (followed by questions)

The final talk will trace the creation and history of The Royal Opera and examine the way that performers approach their craft. We will see how a large and yet invisible backstage team works to meet the high-level demands of modern productions in the digital age - and learn that sometimes things do not always go to plan!

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

Study Course Organiser Alison Watson

Email: alison@watsonw4.com. Mobile: 07881 825930

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