Costume designed by David Hockney for the 1987 production of Ravel’s ‘L’Enfant et les Sortileges’ held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Hockney designed both the sets and costumes for this production. The costume comprises a green felt appliqued jacket and trousers, both of which have a Royal Opera House costume department label indicating it was worn by tenor Robert Tear.
‘Throughout the 20th century, great painters have been employed to design sets and costumes, with varying degrees of success. Among the most successful is David Hockney (born 1937), whose bold sense of form and colour are admirably suited to the stage. His ability to absorb a subject and then embody it visually using only the essential elements gives a great simplicity to his stage pictures, creating the essence of a character, theme or period’ - V & A.