Danish costume designer Anja Vang Kragh made her Royal Opera debut in 2014 on Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House main stage) and L’Ormindo (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), both directed by Kasper Holten.
Vang Kragh began her career in fashion design, working for John Galliano (Christian Dior) and for Stella McCartney. Since 2006 she has worked extensively on theatre productions in Denmark, credits including Cabaret, Tartuffe, Robin Hood and The Importance of Being Earnest (Royal Danish Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (State Theatre, Helsingborg), Romeo and Juliet (Aarhus Theatre), Creature (Husets Theatre) and 69 (Holbaek Theatre). Her other opera costume designs include Cavalleria rusticana, directed by Holten, and Pagliacci, both for Royal Danish Opera and Norwegian National Opera.
Vang Kragh’s other work includes costume designs for staged concerts of works by Mozart (Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen, and Rogaland Theatre, Aarhus), Beethoven (Rogaland Theatre), The Beatles (Østre Gasværk Teatre) and The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan (Aarhus Theatre). Film work includes costume designs for Love is in the Air (2011, directed by Simon Staho). She works for a number of international fashion magazines, and has taught at the National School of Design in Copenhagen. In 2011 she designed the porcelain series 'Flora' for Royal Copenhagen.
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