New Sadler's Wells Opera (NSWO) general correspondence

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Administrative / Biographical History

New Sadler’s Wells Opera (NSWO) was an opera company formed in 1983 to bring back an in-house opera company to Sadler’s Wells. It performed both at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and on tour. The company was originally run directly by the theatre but in 1987 it became a separate organization. However the company failed to make sufficient income in its productions in 1987 to 1988 to cover its increased costs as an independent company. As a result the company ceased trading in November 1988. However the tours around the UK and to the USA which had already been arranged were completed under the organization of Sadler’s Wells Trust.