Moritz Junge was born in Stuttgart in 1975. After a tailoring apprenticeship he continued his studies at the university of the arts in Berlin before coming to London to complete his MA in set and costume design at the Slade School of Fine Art under the tutorage 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.
Moritz Junge’s costume designs for ballet include: Songs of Bukovina (American Ballet Theatre); Outlier at New York City Ballet; Dyad 1929 for the Australian Ballet (also Houston Ballet); L’Anatomie de la sensation at Paris Opera Ballet; Renature for NDT. For the Royal Ballet: Multiverse, Woolf Works, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Infra (also for Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Hessisches Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Flanders Ballet and The Australian Ballet) and Chroma (also The Australian Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Polish National Ballet).
Design for theatre includes: The Kitchen, Dido, Queen of Carthage and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other at the National; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe; Republic of Happiness at the Royal Court; Judgment Day at the Almeida; and All About my Mother at the Old Vic.
Work in opera includes set and costume design in Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera Australia and Powder Her Face at Theater Aachen; and costume designs for Norma, Roberto Devereux and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci for Metropolitan Opera; Rusalka for Lyric Opera Chicago; Beatrice et Benedict at Theater an der Wien; Don Carlo at the Bolshoi Opera; Daphne at La Monnaie, Brussels; Messiah (also Opera de Lyon) and The Winter’s Tale for English National Opera; La Cenerentola at Glyndebourne; and Les Troyens (also La Scala and San Francisco Opera), Aïda (also at Valencia) and The Tempest for the Royal Opera.
Moritz Junge won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2001.
Portrait Wayne McGregor is the first time that his works are presented at the Bayerische Staatsballett. (Information as of March 2018)
Past events with Moritz Junge