Peter Grimes Opera Stage Set Model Maquette Set Design Barry Kay Working Model intended for Royal Opera House Covent Garden London

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Stage set, model

Wire, tissue paper, string, balsa wood, construction paper and cardboard;
scale approx. 1:50

The above is a so-called working model, a three-dimensional sketch of a sort,
in which the designer experiments with ideas before embarking on a
finished version double its size; the latter will then be used by a theatre's
workshops for contsructing the actual 1:1 stage set(s).

Intended for The Royal Opera [-?-]
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London [-?-]
The production was called off, the real stage set never built

Collection Barry Kay Archive

Photo: Michael Werner