Royal Opera House Development Oral History Project


Based around the redevelopment of the building in 1997–9, this project aimed to capture the impressions and opinions of a wide variety of people involved in the Royal Opera House development project. This included audiences and staff before the closure, specialist contractors working on the building site, and audiences and staff at the venues where The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera appeared during the closure. The project continued after the theatre re-opened in December 1999. Copies of tapes have been deposited with the British Library National Sound Archive for additional access.

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