Opera – design index


Front cloth design

The Cunning Little Vixen / Příhody lišky Bystroušky

three acts
Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Première 22 March 1961
Sadler's Wells Opera Company
Sadler's Wells Theatre - London
Colin Graham, direction


Costume for Patricia Routledge as Belinda, Act II

Engaged! or Cheviot’s Choice

Musical version of the farcical comedy Engaged
Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Première 27 March 1962
Bristol Opera School1
Victoria Rooms, Bristol


Set design – Act I

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / The Meistersingers of Nuremberg

Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Other assignments: properties
Première 24 January 1969
The Royal Opera
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Rudolf Hartmann (also production), direction


Set model
actual stage setting

Mirrors of the Truth

Holland Festival, discipline 'Muziektheater'2
Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Other assignments: properties
Première 12 June 1982
De Nederlandse Opera Stichting (now: De Nederlandse Opera)
Het HOT Theater, Den Haag
Jan Bouws, direction


White model of the set

Peter Grimes

Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Other assignments: Properties / Special Effects
Intended for the Victoria State Opera Company2
State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
John Copley (proposed), direction


Set design
The Garden, Act I, scene 1

The Rake’s Progress

Scenery: Barry Kay2


Stage scene

The Tell-Tale Heart

Holland Festival, discipline 'Muziektheater'2
Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Other assignments: Properties
Première 12 June 1982
De Nederlandse Opera Stichting (now: De Nederlandse Opera)
Het HOT Theater, Den Haag
Jan Bouws, direction


Set design, centre section

The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore ballet-cum-opera

Scenery: Barry Kay
Costumes: Barry Kay
Première 22 July 1958
New Opera Company and Western Theatre Ballet 2
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Peter Darrell, choreography