Ralph KOLTAI

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1924-07-31
Education Berlin, Central Sch of Arts and Crafts London (DipAD)
Publications Publications Ralph Koltai - Designer for the Stage (1997)
Recreations wildlife photography
Clubs N/A
Style Ralph Koltai, Esq, CBE
Career stage designer and director; RASC attached Intelligence Corps, served Nuremberg War Crimes Trial and War Crimes Interrogation Unit 1944-47; assoc designer RSC 1963-66 and 1976-; first prodn Angelique for London Opera Club 1950; Retrospective Exhibition (London) 1997; designs for: Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells, Scottish Opera, Nat Welsh Opera, Ballet Rambert; RDI 1984; hon fell The London Inst 1996; fell: Acad of Performing Arts Hong Kong 1994, Rose Bruford Coll; FRSA; Theatre RSC prodns incl: The Caucasian Chalk Circle 1962, The Representative 1963, The Birthday Party 1964, The Jew of Malta 1964, Timon of Athens 1965, Little Murders (Drama Critics Award) 1967, Major Barbara 1970, Old World 1976, Wild Oats 1977, The Tempest 1978, Hamlet 1980, The Love Girl and The Innocent (Drama Critics Award) 1981, Molière 1982, Much Ado About Nothing 1982, Cyrano de Bergerac (SWET Award) 1984, Troilus and Cressida 1985, Othello 1986; NT prodns incl: As You Like It (Drama Critics Award) 1967, Back To Methuselah 1969, State of Revolution 1977, Brand (SWET Award) 1978, Richard III 1979, Man and Superman 1981; other prodns incl: Wagner's complete Ring Circle (ENO) 1973, Tannhauser (Sydney) 1973 and Geneva 1986, Fidelio (Munich) 1974, Bugsy Malone 1983, Pack of Lies 1983, Metropolis 1989, dir and designer of The Flying Dutchman 1987 and La Traviata (Hong Kong Arts Festival) 1990, The Planets (Royal Ballet) 1990, The Makropulos Affair (Norwegian Opera) 1992, Hair (Old Vic) 1993, La Traviata (Swedish Opera) 1993, Otello (Essen Opera) 1994, Madam Butterfly (Tokyo) 1995, Twelfth Night (Copenhagen) 1996, Carmen (Royal Albert Hall) 1997, Simon Boccanegra (WNO) 1997, Dalibor (Edinburgh Festival) 1998, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Copenhagen) 1998, Don Giovanni (Kirov Opera) 1999, Genoveva (Edinburgh Festival, Prague and Venice) 2000-01; has worked throughout Europe and in Argentina, USA, Canada, Aust and Japan; retrospective exhibitions in London 1997, Beijing 1998, Hong Kong, Taipei and Prague 1999; Awards incl: co-winner Individual Gold Medal Prague Quadrienal 1975, Golden Triga 1979 and 1991, Individual Silver Medal 1987
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