Paul Brown



Born in Glamorgan, Paul Brown trained at Motley. For The Royal Opera he designed Mitridate, re di Ponto, King Arthur, The Midsummer Marriage and Falstaff (for Vick), I masnadieri (for Moshinsky) and Tosca and Manon Lescaut (for Kent). Other UK opera credits included Lulu, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Turn of the Screw, The Fairy Queen, Don Giovanni and Hippolyte et Aricie (Glyndebourne Festival), Iolanthe (ENO, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2018) and The Flying Dutchman (ENO and Royal Danish Opera). European and US credits included Kát’a Kabanová, Lucio Silla, The Marriage of Figaro and The Tempest (Santa Fe), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Moses und Aron (The Metropolitan Opera), Elektra and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Mariinsky Theatre), Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Mefistofele (Dutch National Opera), Guillaume Tell (Opera Rossini Festival) and Peter Grimes and Parsifal (Opéra Bastille). He designed prolifically for the Almeida; other theatre credits included Man of La Mancha (Broadway) and The Phantom of the Opera (Australia Opera, UK and US tours). Film credits included Angels and Insects and Up at the Villa. He died in November 2017.

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