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Moritz Junge


Moritz Junge is an acclaimed set and costume designer who works internationally across theatre, opera, dance and entertainment. Born in Germany, Junge studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin before coming to London to complete his MFA in set and costume design at the Slade School of Fine Art under the tutelage of Philip Prowse and Yolanda Sonnabend. In 2001 he was the overall winner of the Linbury Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for graduates in stage design. Following his degree show, he debuted with Tom Cairns designing the world premiere of Tom Ades’ The Tempest which opened in 2004 at the Royal Opera House in London. Junge has since worked consistently with most of the leading performing art institutions in the world, alongside numerous commercial projects, including costume design for the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony. He also regularly works with photographer Finlay MacKay, creating and styling commercial images for advertising campaigns such as the Lavazza calendar in 2008 and a Sony BMG album for Paloma Faith.

His opera and ballet work includes Così fan tutte (Opera Australia), Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Les Troyens, Aida (Royal Opera), Don Carlo (Bolshoi), L’Anatomie de la sensation (Paris Opera Ballet), Outlier (New York City Ballet), Daphne (La Monnaie, Brussels), Dyad 1929 (The Australian Ballet), Renature (Nederlands Dans Theater) and La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne). For The Royal Ballet his work includes Multiverse, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Infra (also Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet), and Chroma (also Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Bolshoi, Dutch National Ballet). Designs for theatre include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court), The Kitchen, Dido, Queen of Carthage and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National Theatre), Judgment Day (Almeida) and All About my Mother (Old Vic).