Maquette for The Valkyrie (Die Walküre) from The Ring Cycle

Maker and role
Artist: Ralph Koltai, British, born Germany, 1924-2018
ca. 1970
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Object detail

Plastic and Plexiglas with wire, foam, and painted paper
dome diameter, 36in (91.4cm)
height, including dome, 16in (40.6cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Object type
Theatre production
Opera by Richard Wagner. Produced by the English National Opera, London, 1970.
Further information
Lighting transforms the acrylic sheets and rods of Koltai's maquette into a cosmic structure. Wagner's Ring Cycle is brought into the space age.
Theatre Design & Technology; Winter 2014; p. 32, 34
The New York Times; Dec 30, 2018, p. 24; Mentions sets for Ring Cycle
Docent information sheet
V:\Object Documentation\Theatre Arts\TL2002.143 Koltai\New York Times Obit 2018.pdf


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