Sonnabend, Yolanda (British), b. 1935

Yolanda Sonnabend

YOLANDA SONNABEND – SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER (b.1935)

Yolanda studied painting and stage design at the Slade School of Fine Arts where she now acts as a visiting Tutor. She has lectured at both Wimbledon School of Art and the State University of New York and Buffalo and is currently lecturing at the Slade in London. Yolanda has had many exhibitions at RBA Gallaries, Woodstock Gallery, Hazlett Gallery, Wright Hepburn Gallery, British Theatre Museum and in cities such as Paris, Rome, Verona, Cologne, Basel, Milan.

Yolanda Sonnabend (1935-), Theatre designer; artist
Born in Rhodesia, she studied painting and stage design at the Slade (1955-60). Taught at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, the Slade, the Central School and Wimbledon. A designer for theatre and ballet, she has worked for the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, as well as Sadler's Wells, the Oxford Playhouse and the Stuttgart Ballet company. As well as being included in Twenty Years of British Stage design, a British Council show which toured Europe, she has exhibited paintings and designs in London, Paris, Verona, Cologne and Milan. In 2000 she won the Garrick-Milne prize for theatrical portrait painting.

BALLET:

FOR ROYAL OPERA HOUSE:
MACMILLAN REVIVAL, 2000: “RITUALS”, “CONCERTO”

FOR KENNETH MACMILLAN:
“SYMPHONY”; “RITUALS”; “GLORIANA”; “MY BROTHERS MY SISTER”; “PLAYGROUND” (Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden); “REQUIEM” (Stuttgart Ballet Company); “VALLEY OF THE SHADOWS”;
“DIFFERENT DRUMMER” (Royal Opera House); “SWAN LAKE” (Royal Ballet.); “LA BAYADERE” (La Scala
Milan and Covent Garden); “CONCERTO” (National Theatre of Portugal)

FOR PETER WRIGHT:
“A BLUE ROSE” (Royal Opera House); “ENTWURFE FUR TANZE”; “NACHTPFAUENAUGE” (Staatsoper
Stuttgart) also “THE GREAT PEACOCK” and “TRIAL”

FOR MICHAEL CORDER:
“THREE PICTURES” Sadlers Wells; “L' INVITATION AU VOYAGE” Royal Ballet and “DANSES
CONCERTANTES” Hong Kong Ballet; “ORPHEUS” Den Norske Opera, “NUTCRACKER” Ballet du Rhin;
“DREYFUS” Stadkasse, Bonn; “CONCERTO” Theatre De L'Opera Nice.

FOR K-BALLET:
“ROMEO AND JULIET”; “SWAN LAKE”; “BEETHOVEN'S NO.9”; “THE NUTCRACKER”, “LE CORSAIRE”

OPERA:
“CINDERELLA” (an Operetta for the Lindsay Kemp Co.); “DIARY OF A MADMAN”; “ORFEO” (Sadlers
Wells); “TURN OF THE SCREW” (Aldeburgh Festival and European Tour); “ERISMENA” (Royal Academy
of Music); “EURIDICE” (Riverside Studios); “PLATEE” (Musica Melchiosono)

THEATRE:
“ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA” (RSC Barbican); “THE ORESTEIA”; “THE MAIDS”; “THE MAD WOMAN OF
CHAILLOT”; “THE BLACKS”; “HENRY IV” - PART I (Ludlow Festival); “PHEDRE”; “THE TEMPEST”; “THE
SEA AND THE MIRROR”; “OTHELLO”; “ELECTRA”; “THE TROJAN WOMEN”; “IPHIGENIA IN TAURUS”;
“MESSIAH” (Hampstead Theatre the Aldwych Theatre); “INTERMEZZO” (Greenwich Theatre)

TELEVISION:
“SEVEN DEADLY SINS” (Kenneth MacMillan) for Granada Television)
“LETTERS HOME” (Director Andrew Snell) for Channel 4
FILM:
“THE TEMPEST” (Director Derek Jarman)
“DECADENCE” (Director Stephen Berkoff)


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