In the 2013/14 Season Danish designer Anja Vang Kragh makes her Royal Opera debut creating the costumes for Kasper Holten’s productions of Don Giovanni on the Royal Opera House main stage and L’Ormindo in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe. Vang Kragh has previously worked with Holten as costume designer for his production of Cavalleria rusticana for Royal Danish Opera and Norwegian National Opera.
Vang Kragh was born in Denmark and began her career in fashion design, working for John Galliano (Christian Dior) and for Stella McCartney. Since 2006 she has concentrated primarily on designing costumes for theatre productions in Denmark, including Tartuffe, Robin Hood and The Importance of Being Earnest (Royal Theatre, Copenhagen), 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 Pagliacci (Royal Danish Opera and Norwegian National Opera).
Van 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, director 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.