Barry Kay, internationally acclaimed stage and costume designer, photographer, born 1932 Melbourne Australia, died 1985 London England
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Barry Kay Set Design Model for Kindly Monkeys; play by Milton Hood Ward; direction Krishna Shah; New Arts Theatre Company, London 1965

Kindly Monkeys

Set design, model   XL

New Arts Theatre Company
New Arts Theatre, London
World première 17 March 1965

Annotations

Once individual production pages have been established. the scenery designs shown here will be reassigned to them and replaced with others awaiting their eventual relocation.


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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

Raymonda, Act III

Set design, drawing   XXL

The Royal Ballet
Touring (2nd) Company
Finnish National Opera, Helsinki
World Première 1966/MAY/07

Royal Opera House, London
First Night 16 July 1966


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Barry Kay set design drawing and collage for the ballet TANCREDI, choreography Rudolf Nureyev, Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, World Première 1961/SEP/04 at the Wiener Staatsoper; Collection Barry Kay Archive, London

Tancredi

Set design, drawing

Wiener Staatsopernballett
Wiener Staatsoper
World première 18 May 1966


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Barry Kay set design drawing for the ballet SALADE, choreography Peter Darrell, Western Theatre Ballet, Empire Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, Première 1961/SEP/04; Barry Kay Archive, London

Salade

Set design, drawing

Western Theatre Ballet
Empire Theatre, Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Festival
Première 4 September 1961


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Miss Julie, Fräulein Julie, Set Design, Scene 1, by Barry Kay, Gouache, Watercolour and Feltpen on Paper, Stuttgart Ballet, Wuerttembergische Staatstheater 1970, Choreography Kenneth MacMillan, Special Collections, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Miss Julie / Fräulein Julie

Set design, drawing
Act I, scene 1   XXL

Stuttgarter Ballett
Staatsoper Stuttgart
Première 8 March 1970


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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



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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

Set designs, drawings
above: Act I
left: Act II, scene 1

The Australian Ballet
Movie production
Gala world première 19 July 1973
Sydney Opera House


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

Don Quixote

Set design, drawing
Prologue, Don Quixote's chamber

Wiener Staatsopernballett
Wiener Staatsoper
Revival (Wiederaufnahme)
First night 19 Novemember 1977


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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

Set design, drawing
Act II, scene 2, Enchanted Garden

Wiener Staatsopernballett
Wiener Staatsoper
Revival (Wiederaufnahme)
First night 19 Novemember 1977


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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

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg


Set design, drawing
Act I, St. Catherine's Church  XXL

The Royal Opera
Royal Opera House, London
First night 24 January 1969


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Barry Kay Set Scenery Design for Anastasia, three-act version, Act I, picnic scene in a Russian birch forest; drawing, gouache, watercolour wash & hand-painted appliqué on drawing paper; choreography Kenneth MacMillan; The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, World Première 1971

Anastasia

Three-act version

Set design, drawing
Act I, birch forest picnic scene  XXL

The Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House, London
World Première 22 July 1971


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PETER GRIMES, Opera Stage Set Model Maquette Set Design Barry Kay Working Model White Model, intended for Victoria State Opera Company, State Theatre, the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Première scheduled for July 1985; photo © Michael Werner

Peter Grimes

Set design, white model   XXL

Victoria State Opera Company
State Theatre
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
Première scheduled for July 1985

Production called off
design not implemented


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Barry Kay, unconfirmed set design for Shakespeare's Hamlet, created late 1950s or early 1960s, likely based on a woodcut by Edward Gordon Craig

Hamlet   [unconfirmed]

Set design, drawing; purpose unknown

Created late 1950s or early 1960s; likely
inspired by Edward Gordon Craig's woodcut
below for Shakespeare's Hamlet, published
1928, Cranach Press, Weimar, Germany.

Woodcut by Edward Gordon Craig for Shakespeare's Hamlet, design published by Cranach Press, Weimar, Germany, 1928


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