Spanish-Catalan set designer Alfons Flores made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as set designer for Oedipe, directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco and originally produced for La Monnaie, Brussels. He returned in the 2016/17 Season as set designer for Norma, also directed by Ollé.
Flores was born in Barcelona. He made his professional debuts as a set designer and director with the GAT Company, which he co-founded. He works regularly with Ollé and La Fura dels Baus, his credits including set designs for Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Teatro Real, Madrid), Le Grand Macabre (English National Opera, La Monnaie, Rome Opera, Adelaide Festival, Buenos Aires and Oslo), Madama Butterfly (Opera Australia, Rome Opera), Un ballo in maschera (La Monnaie, Sydney), Il trovatore (Dutch National Opera, Paris Opéra), Pelléas et Mélisande (Dresden), Faust (Dutch National Opera), Tristan und Isolde and Der fliegende Holländer (Opéra de Lyon and Teatro Real) and Quartett (La Scala, Milan, Vienna Festwochen).
Flores’s collaborations with other directors include set designs for Calixto Bieto (Die Entführing aus dem Serail, Carmen, Un ballo in maschera, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus and Wozzeck), Carlos Wagner (Il duca d’Alba) and Joan Anton Rechi (Die Csárdásfürstin, Werther, L’elisir d’amore, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Król Roger), among others. His designs have been seen at such companies as ENO, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Regio, Turin, and La Fenice, Venice.