Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England
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The Cunning Little Vixen / Příhody lišky Bystroušky – scenery designs





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Design Summary
   Cunning Little Vixen
       Stage
       Costumes
       Scenery
       Reflections
       Synopsis
The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay Lake in the Forest gold wash backdrop or scene cloth gouache watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček

Annotations

Barry Kay produced a substantial number of designs for the forest theme to explore solutions that correspond with the opera's setting and mood as envisioned by Janáček. Without further evidence, however, it cannot de discerned which of them have actually been realized on stage.


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The Lake in the Forest


Design for the backdrop, Act I, scene 2   XXL

Sadler's Wells Opera Company
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Première 22 March 1961

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
28.5 cm x 49.5 cm



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The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay Lake in the Forest brilliant green proscenium curtain or scene cloth Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 first staging in England Music Leoš Janáček



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The Lake in the Forest


Design for a proscenium curtain or scene cloth

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm



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The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay Lake in the Forest moody ochre-green proscenium curtain or scene cloth Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček



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The Lake in the Forest


Design for a proscenium curtain or scene cloth

one of two studies, verso
brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm



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The Cunning Little Vixen Set Design Barry Kay Forest Scene act I through III Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček

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The Forest


Set design, Act I through Act III   XXL







brush; gouache and watercolour on paper
30 cm x 40.5 cm

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The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay for the Inn act III scene 2 Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček

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The Inn


Set design, Act III, scene 2 [?]   XXL

brush; gouache and watercolour on paper
33 cm x 48 cm



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The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay Forest Scene Backdrop Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček



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The Forest


Design for the backdrop, recto







brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30.5 cm x 49.5 cm

verso: drawing below

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The Cunning Little Vixen Design Barry Kay Forest Scene Backcloth Gouache Watercolour Sadler's Wells Opera London 1961 First Staging in England Music Leoš Janáček



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The Forest


Design for the backdrop, verso

brush, wet-in-wet technique
gouache and watercolour on paper
30 cm x 49.5 cm

recto: drawing above



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