Terry John Bates was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award (Royal National Theatre, London) and a Tony Award (Plymouth Theatre, Broadway) for his choreography for Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. He collaborates regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Abbey Theatre (West End) and the Gate Theatre (in Dublin).
He has also received a Silver Rose Award for his participation in the BBC series Dance for the Camera. He has choreographed numerous works, including Rusalka, Carmen, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Le Nozze di Figaro, Humperdinck’s Königskinder, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and Toussaint by the British composer David Blake at the English National Opera; Le Nozze di Figaro at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper; Don Giovanni, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Le Nozze di Figaro in Florence, Ariadne auf Naxos in Lausanne, Don Giovanni at the La Coruna Mozart Festival, La Traviata at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, The Threepenny Opera at the Broomhill Opera (London), and Romeo and Juliet at the Seoul Arts Center. He has also directed La Traviata in Oviedo (Spain), Fay Weldon’s Tango in the City (Sadler’s Wells Theatre and on tour in the U.K.), The Merry Widow and Madame Butterfly (American tours), Orphée aux Enfers and Die Fledermaus (Kentish Opera).
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