Tantrums and Tiarras

Tantrums and Tiaras

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Lecturer: Nigel Bates

This lecture is a look at backstage life at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the pressures faced by performers, be they singer, dancer, conductor or musician, including several performance video clips. It explores how the building copes with the demands of modern productions and examines audience expectations both inside and outside of the theatre. It looks at some of the highs and tries to understand some of the lows that have been the fortune of this world-class performing venue over the years.