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The Mines of Sulphue

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably
    , designed)
    London (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stone, Alix, born 1913 - died 2010 (model makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cardboard, Balsa Wood, Net, Pins, Paper Foil, Paint, Gold Foil, Metal rod, Sticking tape, and Base Board

  • Museum number:

    S.225-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This set model by Alix Stone is part of an extensive collection of designs purchased by the Theatre Museum directly from the artist in 1994. The model was executed for a production of Richard Rodney Bennett's opera "The Mines of Sulphur", performed by the Sadler's Wells Opera at Sadler's Wells, February 24th 1965. The libretto was written by Beverley Cross. The production was directed by Colin Graham, and the lighting was designed by Robert Bryan.

The production was revived by the Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum in September 1973, and by the English National Opera North at the Leeds Grand Theatre in March 1980.

Physical description

Set model for "The Mines of Sulphur"

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably
, designed)
London (probably, designed)

Date

1965 (made)

Artist/maker

Stone, Alix, born 1913 - died 2010 (model makers)

Materials and Techniques

Cardboard, Balsa Wood, Net, Pins, Paper Foil, Paint, Gold Foil, Metal rod, Sticking tape, and Base Board

Dimensions

Height: 340 mm, Width: 634 mm, Depth: 502 mm

Object history note

This set model by Alix Stone is part of an extensive collection of designs purchased by the Theatre Museum directly from the artist in 1994. The model was executed for a production of Richard Rodney Bennett's opera "The Mines of Sulphur", performed by the Sadler's Wells Opera at Sadler's Wells, February 24th 1965. The libretto was written by Beverley Cross. The production was directed by Colin Graham, and the lighting was designed by Robert Bryan.

The production was revived by the Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum in September 1973, and by the English National Opera North at the Leeds Grand Theatre in March 1980.

Descriptive line

Set model by Alix Stone for "The Mines of Sulphur", Sadler's Wells Opera, February 24th 1965

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Cardboard; Balsa wood; Pins; Foil; Paint; Net (textile); Metal; Tape; Base board

Techniques

Glueing; Painting (image-making); Carving

Subjects depicted

Models (representations); Opera (discipline); Manor houses

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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