Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England





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Opera Leos Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen Lake in the Forest Design Barry Kay Front Cloth Sadler's Wells Oprea 1961 Director Colin Graham Conductor Colin Davis


The Cunning Little Vixen

Příhody lišky Bystroušky


Assignment: Scenery / Costumes / Properties

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

Designs commissioned by Colin Graham, direction

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'The Cunning Little Vixen' completed --- [DSN/Op.CLV]



Front Cloth Design


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Opera Richard Wagner The Meistersingers of Nuremberg Set Design Act I Barry Kay Royal Opera House London 1969 Director Conductor Georg Solti


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The Meistersingers of Nuremberg


Assignment: Scenery / Costumes / Properties

The Royal Opera
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Première 1969/JAN/24

Rudolf Hartmann, production
Designs commissioned by John Tooley, ROH administration

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' completed --- [DSN/Op.MN]



Set Design, Act I


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Opera Mirrors of the Truth Set Design Model Maquette Barry Kay Nederlandse Opera Holland Festival 1982 Direction Jan Bouws


Mirrors of the Truth

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes / Properties

Nederlandse Opera, Holland Festival
The HOT Theatre, Den Haag
World Première 1982/JUN/12

Festival Tent, Frankendael Park, Amsterdam
First Night 1982/JUN/17

Designs commissioned by Jan Bouws, direction

MIRRORS OF THE TRUTH - return to page top of Opera Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'Mirrors of the Truth' completed --- [DSN/Op.MT]



Set Model




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Opera Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten Set Design Model Maquette Barry Kay intended for Royal Opera House London 1982


Peter Grimes

Assignment:
Scenery / Costumes / Properties / Special Effects

Intended for the Victoria State Opera Company
State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
Contract date 1984/MAR/17
First performance scheduled for week beginning 1985/JUL/22

The Victoria State Opera Company abandoned the production later in 1984 or early in 1985, thus terminating Barry Kay's design work midstream - see Biography for more information.

Designs commissioned by John Copley

PETER GRIMES - return to page top of Opera Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

[DSN/Op.PG]





Set Model




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Opera The Tell-Tale Heart Stage Setting Scene Design Barry Kay Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam Den Haag Holland Festival 1982 Direction Jan Bouws


The Tell-Tale Heart

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes / Properties

Nederlandse Opera, Holland Festival
The HOT Theatre - Den Haag
World Première 1982/JUN/12

Festival Tent, Frankendael Park, Amsterdam
First Night 1982/JUN/17

Designs commissioned by Jan Bouws, direction

THE TELL-TALE HEART - return to page top of Opera Index, stage and costume designs by Barry Kay

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'The Tell-Tale Heart' completed --- [DSN/Op.TTH]





Stage Scene




Both Mirrors of the Truth
and The Tell-Tale Heart
were presented as a double bill with one set erving both.




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The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore

Assignment: Scenery / Costumes

New Opera Company & Western Theatre Ballet
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Première 1958/JUL/22

Western Theatre Ballet
Theatre Royal, Bristol
First Night 1962/JUN/28; revised

Designs commissioned by Peter Darrell, choreography

Barry Kay Archive, all stage production data for 'The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore' completed --- [DSN/Bt-Op.UGM]





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For cross-referencing purposes The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore is also listed in the alphabetical Ballet Index, as it covers both opera and ballet.


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