Elisabeth Dalton

Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin
Elisabeth Dalton wurde 1940 in Oxford geboren. Sie studierte Theaterdesign an der Wimbledon School of Art und der Londoner Slade School of Fine Art. 1968 entwarf sie für das Stuttgarter Ballett die Kostüme für John Crankos „Salade“ und für Kenneth Mac Millans „Die Sphinx“ und 1969 Bühne und Kostüme für „Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung“. Letztere wurden von zahlreichen Compagnien übernommen, die Crankos Kreation in ihr Repertoire aufnahmen. Mit John Cranko arbeitete sie erneut für dessen „Daphnis und Chloë“ und die Einakter „Pineapple Poll“ und „The Lady and the Fool“. Sie entwarf Kostüme für Marcia Haydées „Giselle“ und 1990 die Ausstattung für „On Your Toes“ mit Marcia Haydée und Richard Cragun in den Hauptrollen. In den 1970er-Jahren begann eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit dem Opernregisseur John Cox. Sie entwarf u. a. Bühne und Kostüme für Coxʼ Inszenierung von Mozarts „Il re pastore“ 1989 in Salzburg. Elisabeth Dalton starb 2004.

Born in Oxford (1940), she spent her early childhood at a tea plantation in Sri Lanca. She studied theatre design at the Wimbledon School of Art and the London Slade School of Fine Art with prominent Greek set designer Nicholas Georgiadis. She began her career assisting her professor, e.g. while he devised the sceneography for the Royal Ballet’s production of „The Nutcracker“ in Rudolf Nureyev’s chroeography in 1968. In the same year she worked with the Stuttgart Ballet for the first time designing costumes for John Cranko’s „Salade“ and Kenneth MacMillan’s „The Sphinx“. The set and costumes she subsequently designed for Cranko’s well-known and loved ballet comedy „The Taming of the Shrew“ in 1969 were a great success. It was then adopted by other ballet companies staging Cranko’s choreography: the Australian Ballet, La Scala, the Joffrey Ballet (at that time in New York), the Royal Ballet, the Ballet of Santiago de Chile, the Bolshoi, and the Polish National Ballet (in the 2015/2016 season). She went on to work with Cranko on revivals of his earlier ballets: „Dafnis et Chloé“, „Pineapple Pol“l, and „The Lady and the Fool“. She also devised an alternative set design for his famous „Onegin“, later featured on many stages (including the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), alternating with the original scenography by Jürgen Rose. Elisabeth Dalton also worked on opera productions, developing a long-lasting creative relationship with the famous opera director and producer John Cox. She designed the set and costumes for his production of Mozart’s opera „Il re pastore“ staged in Salzburg (1989). She also designed costumes for „Giselle“ as choreographed by Marcia Haydée (Stuttgart Ballet, 1989) and the set for Richard Rodgers’ musical „On Your Toes“ featuring Marcia Haydée and Richard Cragun in the leading roles (1990). She died in her home town of Chichester in Sussex (2004).
Aktuelle Produktionen
Bühne und Kostüme
Dezember 2021
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12.12.
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15.12.
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16.12.
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30.12.
Januar 2022
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21.01.
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23.01.