But I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that, among his beautiful illustrations and award winning books, he also designed a 1982 production of Sergei Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (conducted by Bernard Haitink) which is one of the most famous productions of all time. Prokofiev’s opera, you may remember, is based on the same commedia dell’arte scenerio by Carlo Gozzi that my play, The Love of Three Oranges is based on.
I wanted to highlight some of his concept drawings and sets from this production here. (Click any image for the original source.)
As an extra bonus, here’s a clip from the opera so you can see his designs in action: