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





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Sleeping Beauty Prologue Stage Setting Design Barry Kay Direction  Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 1967

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Photo Ilse Buhs




The Sleeping Beauty, Prologue
(Dornröschen)





Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan
after Marius Petipa

Ballet of the Deutschen Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin
(Bismarckstrasse, Charlottenburg)

Première 8th October 1967



The model of this set is housed at the
Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek
Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


Photo
Silvia Kesselheim in the
role of the Lilac Fairy


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Barry Kay Set Design for Rudolf Nureyev's Raymonda Act III Royal Ballet Royal Opera House London 1966 Gouache Watercolor Ink

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Raymonda, Act III






Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev
after Marius Petipa

The Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London

Première 16th July 1966


Set design
gouache, watercolour and ink on paper
54 x 75 cm; 21.25 x 29.5 ins

Collection Barry Kay Archive

The Barry Kay Archive would
be most grateful to learn where
the model of this set is kept

[DSN/Bt.RM/S-001]








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Barry Kay Set Model for Kenneth MacMillan's Ballet Solitaire Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet London 1978 Glass Lucite Aplique Inflatable Tree Photo Michael Werner

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Michael Werner




Solitaire






Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan

The Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
First Night 28th April 1978

Theatre Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum, London



Stage set, model
Tree: mouth-blown glass, specially created
Trunk, branches: lucite
Foliage: paper, photo print, appliquéd
Stage: feltpen on paper, mounted on cardboard
Scale 1:25


For use on stage the tree
was made of transparent
inflatable PVC

[DSN/Bt.ST/M-001]


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Barry Kay Set Design Preliminary Sketch 1 Ink Feltpen Don Quixote Act I Movie Production Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpman Australian Ballet premiered at Sydney Opera House 1973


Barry Kay Set Design Preliminary Sketch 2 Ink Feltpen Don Quixote Act I Movie Production Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpman Australian Ballet premiered at Sydney Opera House 1973





Don Quixote, Act I






Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev
after Marius Petipa

The Australian Ballet
Movie production

Gala World Première 19th July 1973
Sydney Opera House



Preliminary sketches
ink and feltpen on layout paper
18 x 25 cm; 7 x 9.8 ins

Collection Barry Kay Archive


[DSN/Bt.DQ73/SKS-019-SF]
[DSN/Bt.DQ73/SKS-024-SF]


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Barry Kay Movie Set Design Don Quixote Act II Scene 1 Windmill Scene Production Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpman Australian Ballet premiered at Sydney Opera House 1973 Gouache Watercolour





Don Quixote, Act II, Scene 1






Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev
after Marius Petipa

Movie production
The Australian Ballet

Gala World Première 19th July 1973
Sydney Opera House



Set design
gouache and watercolour on paper
50 x 67.5 cm; 19.7 x 26.6 ins

Collection Elizabeth Toohey


[DSN/Bt.DQ73/0050-SF]



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Barry Kay Set Design Don Quixote Prologue Bedroom Scene Production Rudolf Nureyev Ballet of the Vienna State Opera House 1977 Gouache Watercolour Applique

Barry Kay Set Design Don Quixote Act II Scene 2 Enchanted Garden Dulcinea's Garden Stage Production Rudolf Nureyev Ballet of the Vienna State Opera House 1977 Gouache Watercolour Applique





Don Quixote, Prologue



Act II, Scene 2




Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev
after Marius Petipa

Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper
State Opera House, Vienna

Revival (Wiederaufnahme)
First Night 19th Novemember 1977

Collection Elizabeth Toohey



Set designs
gouache, watercolour and appliqué
on paper

37 x 54 cm; 14.5 x 21.25 ins

Collection Barry Kay Archive


[DSN/Bt.DQ77/0052-S]
[DSN/Bt.DQ77/0054-S]





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Barry Kay Set Design Meistersinger von Nuernberg Act I Direction Georg Solti Royal Opera Royal Opera House Covent Garden London 1969 Gouache Watercolour Applique

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act I



Direction
György (Georg) Solti

The Royal Opera
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London

First Night 24 January 1969


Set design
gouache, watercolour and appliqué on paper
49 x 66 cm; 19.3 x 26 ins

Collection Barry Kay Archive

[DSN/Op.MN/S-002R]


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