Paul Brown

Set Designer
Paul Brown was born in Clamorgan, South Wales and trained under Margaret Harris in Riverside Studio in London. In Britain he has designed opera sets for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Lulu, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Turn of the Screw, The Fairy Queen, Don Giovanni), for the English National Opera (Der fliegende Holländer [The Flying Dutchman]) and the Royal Opera-Covent Garden (Mitridate, Re Di Ponto, Falstaff, Tosca, The Midsummer Marriage by Michael Tippett). He worked for the Opera-Bastille (Peter Grimes, Parsifal), the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro (Guillaume Tell),the Opera of Amsterdam (Mefistofele), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tristan und Isolde), the Mariinsky Theatre (Die Frau ohne Schatten), the Metropolitan Opera of New York (Moses und Aron) and the Opera of Santa Fe (Le nozze di Figaro and Káťa Kabanová). Brown has also designed prolifically in theatre. He worked with Kent on many productions, including Coriolanus, the Tempest as well as on the musical Man of La Mancha (Broadway). Other designs include two cinema productions. He has won several international awards (1999, 19954, 2001, 2004). He worked with the GNO once, in the costume and scene design for the opera Tannhäuser (Athens Concert Hall, season 2008/09).