Estate of Paul Brown

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Designer

Awards

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

Nominations 2018 Olivier Award Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for set and costume designs for Iolanthe at English National Opera

1997 Oscar Nominated for Best Costume Designs for Angels and Insects

 


Paul was born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. He trained under Percy Harris at Motley.Honorary member of the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was recipient of an honorary diploma at the Prague Quadrennial international theatre design exhibition.


Paul Brown, the opera and theatre designer, who has died aged 57, was a dealer in truth and beauty; his great talent, in a career crammed with landmark productions, was to point up the difference between the two.
— Obituary: Paul Brown - The Guardian
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
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

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Iolanthe English National Opera, Dir. Cal McCrystal

2017

Production

Company

Half a Sixpence Noël Coward Theatre, Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh

2016

Production

Company

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Royal Danish Theatre, Dir. Graham Vick
Idomeneo Göteborgsoperan, Dir. Graham Vick

2015

Production

Company

Le Roi d'Arthus Opera National de Paris, Dir. Graham Vick
Assassinio nella Cattedrale Mariinsky Theatre, Dir. Vasily Barkhatov

2014

Production

Company

Curro Vargas Teatro de la Zarzuela, 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, Dir. Jonathan Kent

2013

Production

Company

The Marriage of Figaro (revival) Santa Fe Opera, Dir. Jonathan Kent
Guillaume Tell Rosini Opera Festival, Dir. Graham Vick
Nabucco New National Theatre Foundation (Japan), Dir. Graham Vick
Hippolyte et Aricie Glyndebourne Festival, Dir. Jonathan Kent