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Paul Brown

Designer

Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, he trained under Percy Harris at Motley.

Honorary member of the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Recipient of an honorary diploma at the Prague Quadrennial international theatre design exhibition.

Work in Opera
 
2016

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Royal Danish Theatre

Dir. Graham Vick

Idomeneo

 

Göteborgsoperan, Sweden

Dir. Graham Vick

2015
Le Roi d'Arthus

Opera National de Paris

Dir. Graham Vick

Assassinio nella Cattedrale

Mariinsky Theatre

Dir. Vasily Barkhatov

2014
Curro Vargas

Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid

Dir. Graham Vick

Manon Lescaut Royal Opera House and Shanghai
Dir. Jonathan Kent
War and Peace

Mariinsky Theatre

Dir. Graham Vick

Don Giovianni (revival) Glyndebourne
Guillaume Tell

Bologna and Turin

Dir. Graham Vick

Der Fliegender Holländer (revival) Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2013
The Marriage of Figaro  (revival) Santa Fe Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Guillaume Tell Rosini Opera Festival, Pesaro
Dir. Graham Vick
Nabucco New National Theatre Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Dir. Graham Vick
Hippolyte et Aricie Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2012
Mittwoch aus Licht Birmingham Opera Company
Dir. Graham Vick
The Flying Dutchman English National Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Fairy Queen  (revival) Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Chor. Kim Brandstrup
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Göteborgsoperan, Sweden
Dir. Graham Vick
2011
Tristan and Isolde Deutsche Oper, Berlin
Dir. Graham Vick 

Elektra (revival)

Nice Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Tosca (revival) Royal Opera House
Dir. Jonathan Kent
The Turn of the Screw (revival) Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Don Giovanni (revival) Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Otello Zurich Opera
Dir. Graham Vick
2010
Die Gezeichneten Teatro Massimo, Palermo
Dir. Graham Vick
Don Giovanni Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Aida (revival) Bregenz Festival
Dir. Graham Vick
2009
Aida Bregenz Festival
Dir. Graham Vick
Tannhauser Greek National Opera
The Fairy Queen Glyndebourne Festival; Opera Comique, Paris, Caen, BAM, New York
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Chor. Kim Brandstrup
Die Frau Ohne Schatten Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2008
Anna Bolena (revival) Teatro Massimo, Palermo
Dir. Graham Vick
The Marriage of Figaro Santa Fe Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Thaïs Metropolitan Opera, New York
2007
The Turn of the Screw Glyndebourne Festival, Dir. Jonathan Kent
Anna Bolena Arena di Verona
Dir. Graham Vick
Elektra Mariinsky Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2006
The Tempest Santa Fe Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Tosca Royal Opera House
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2005
Die Zauberflöte Salzburg Festival Dir. Graham Vick
Lucio Silla Santa Fe Opera, Dir. Jonathan Kent
The Magic Flute Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Dir. Graham Vick
Mitridate, re di Ponto Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Dir. Graham Vick
 Midsummer Marriage Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dir. Graham Vick
2004
Pelleas et Melisande Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Graham Vick
La traviata Arena di Verona, Verona
Káťa Kabanová Santa Fe Opera
Dir. Jonathan Kent 
Thaïs Chicago, Lyric Opera
Dir. Graham Vick
Lulu Glyndebourne Festival Dir. Graham Vick
Falstaff Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
I Masnadieri Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
King Arthur Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Metropolitan Opera, New York
Moses Und Aron Metropolitan Opera, New York
Il Trovatore Metropolitan Opera, New York
Peter Grimes Opera National de Paris
Parsifal Opera National de Paris
Don Carlos Sydney Opera House
Rigoletto  Teatro Real, Madrid  
L’Incoronazione di Poppea Teatro Comunale, Bologna
Mephistopheles   Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam
He Had It Coming Birmingham Opera Co., Dir. Graham Vick
Fidelio Birmingham Opera Co., Dir. Graham Vick
Tannhauser San Francisco
Lucia de Lammermoor Florence
Don Giovanni Israeli Opera
Falstaff Catania
Zemire et Azor Drottningsholm Slottstheater 
Tom Jones Drottningsholm Slottstheater 
Hamlet Monte Carlo
Vanessa Monte Carlo
Padmavatti Opera Bastille
   

Ballet

Giselle La Scala, Milan
Work in Musicals
2016
Half a Sixpence

Chichester Festival Theatre

Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh

Half a Sixpence (West End)

Noel Coward Theatre

Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh

2013
Phantom of the Opera Networks USA Tour
2012
Phantom of the Opera

Cameron Mackintosh Ltd

(UK Tour)

2011
Marguerite (revival) New National Theatre, Tokyo
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2009
Marguerite Theatre Royal Haymarket
New National Theatre, Tokyo
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Man of La Mancha David Beck Theatre, New York
David Stone Productions
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Work in Theatre
Emperor and Galilean (Ibsen) National Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2010
A Month in the Country  Chichester Festival Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2008
The Sea Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Dir. Jonathan Kent
2007 and before
The Country Wife Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Dir. Jonathan Kent
As You Desire Me  The Playhouse
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Hamlet Tokyo and Sadlers Wells
Dir. Jonathan Kent
The Tempest Almeida Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Platonov Almeida Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Winner London Evening Standard Award
King Lear Almeida Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Naked Almeida Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Richard II Almeida Theatre, Gainsborough Studios
Dir. Jonathan Kent
Coriolanus Almeida Theatre, Gainsborough Studios
Dir. Jonathan Kent
The False Servant National Theatre
Oedipus National Theatre
Hecuba Donmar Theatre
Work in Film
Up at the Villa Dir. Philip B Haas, 2000 
Angels and Insects Dir. Philip B Haas, 1995
Oscar Nominated for best Costume Design
   

Press

Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)
Flamboyantly designed by Paul Brown this production of Manon could not be more different from Laurent Pelly's stylised version.
**** The Independent

Winner of the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) award 2013.
Awarded by the RSA Trustee Board in recognition of fostering the place of UK set and costume design on the world stage

Hippolyte et Aricie (Glyndebourne Festival)

.. the lighter moments do bring the best out of Paul Brown's fabulously inventive and glowingly colourful designs...

The Guardian

   
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