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Tantrums and Tiaras Nigel Bates Wednesday 08 April 2020

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Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 11 am at Appleby Market Hall.

Nigel worked as a performer for over 30 years in and out of London's Royal Opera House as Principal Percussion with the Orchestra. In the course of over 6,000 performances, broadcasts and recording he has worked with many of the leading figures in the classical music industry. He was producer for the BBC's 'Maestro at the Opera' and in 2012 was appointed to the position of Musical Administrator for The Royal Ballet.

In this lecture, Nigel takes a look at the life backstage at London's Royal Operal House, Convent Garden and the tribulations and triumphs of working with The Royal Ballet Companies. Nigel looks at the way artistic inspirations, the people involved and the unique building all function together to create world class opera and ballet in a unique environment.