7 November: Nigel Bates “Sadler’s Wells – The Musical Mothership”

For more than three centuries Sadler’s Wells has been a place of entertainment and a part of London’s theatrical history with a reputation known across the world. Surviving many highs, lows and rebuildings,  the theatre has hosted and nurtured an impressive array of performing companies over the years.  A fully illustrated talk with audio and video clips.

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.