The Artist and his tools, 1947, woodcut

Louis Kahan and Stephan Haag with Kahan's
set model for The Consul,
National Theatre Opera, Melbourne, 1953
Photograph: Norman A. Ikin

Music: Opera Design

"one of the important pioneers of stage design in
this country"

Lou Klepac, art historian, curator and publisher, 2002

"The hallmarks of Kahan's lively approach became observation, craftsmanship and performativity Kahan's attention to detail and dedication to the artform were unswerving."

Lesley Harding, Senior Curator, Victorian Arts Centre, 2004

The Consul set design, 1953

The Consul set design, 1953

"Sua Angelica", set model for Il Trittico, 1960

"Il Tabarro" set model for Il Trittico, 1960

Mask for Tales of Hoffman, 1954

"Gianni Schicci", set design for
Il Trittico
, 1960

Tales of Hoffman set design, 1954

"Comedia del Arte", costume design for
Ariadne aux Naxos, 1962

"Grazino and Ferrando",
costume design for
Cosi fan Tutte, 1959

"Despina as lawyer",
costume design for
Cosi fan Tutte, 1959

"Olympia",
costume design
for Tales of Hoffman, 1954