Estate of Johan Engels

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Designer

Awards

2014 Mathis der Maler (Teater an der Wien) winner of the Golden Schikaneder Austrian Music Theatre Award for Best Art Direction

2014 Lulu (Welsh National Opera) winner of the TMA Achievement in Opera Award

 


Johan Engels studied Fine Arts and Design at the University of Pretoria and worked extensively from 1975 - 1980 in Opera, Ballet and Theatre including designs for PACT (Performing Arts Council) and the Market Theatre, Johannesburg. 


Johan Engels was one of the most imaginative and admired stage designers of his generation, working extensively in theatre and opera throughout the UK, Europe, the United States, the Far East and in his native South Africa.
— Obituary: Johan Engels - The Stage
Parsifal - Lyric Opera Chicago
Engels’ sets and costumes have a colourful quality and lean integrity
— Chicago Classical Review

Gallery


2015

Production

Company

Orphee ed Euridice Scottish Opera, Dir & Chor. Ashley Page
Twelfth Night TOHO, Nissay Theatre Japan & tour, Dir. John Caird
Pelleas et Melisande Welsh National Opera, Dir. David Pountney
Chorus Welsh Nationa Opera, Dir. David Pountney
La Vida Breve (Revival) Opera North
The Great Gatsby Semperoper Dresden, Dir. Keith Warner, Costume Des. Emma Ryott
The Passenger (Revival) Lyric Opera (Chicago)

2014

Production

Company

Showboat Cape Town Opera - UK tour, Dir. Janice Honeyman
The Passenger Houston Opera and Lincoln Centre New York, Dir. David Pountney
Thais Los Angeles Opera
Die Zauberflote (Revival) Bregenzer Festspiele

2013

Production

Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream Opera North, Dir. Martin Duncan
Lulu Welsh National Opera, co-prod. with Prague National Opera, Dir. David Pountney
Parsifal Lyric Opera Chicago, Dir. John Caird
Die Zauberflote Bregenzer Festspiele, Dir. David Pountney
Thais (Revival) Finnish National Opera, Dir. Nicola Raab

2012

Production

Company

New Years Day Concert Österreichischer Rundfunk, Chor. Ashley Page
Mathis der Maler Theater an der Wien, Dir. Keith Warner, Costume Des. Emma Ryott
Von Heute auf Morgen Opera de Lyon
Sancta Susanna Five operas out of the season, Dir. John Fulljames
Il trittico Opera de Lyon (France), Dir. David Pountney
Don Carlos (Revival) Houston Grand Opera, Dir. John Caird

2011

Production

Company

The Passenger English National Opera, Dir. David Pountney
Faust (Gounod) Opera National de Paris, Dir. Jean Louis Martinoty
New Years Day Concert Viennasx ORF TV