Paul Brown

Set and Costume Designer

The Welsh designer is closely associated with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he debuted in 1991 with Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto directed by Graham Vick. Other ROH productions include collaborations with Vick (King Arthur, The Midsummer Marriage, Falstaff), Elijah Moshinsky (I masnadieri), and Jonathan Kent (Tosca, Manon Lescaut). Brown’s work has also been hailed at Glyndebourne (Lulu, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Turn of the Screw, The Fairy Queen, Don Giovanni, Hippolyte et Aricie) and English National Opera (The Flying Dutchman). Among his extensive European credits are Peter Grimes and Parsifal (Paris), Guillaume Tell (Pesaro), Mefistofele (Amsterdam), Tristan und Isolde (Berlin), and War and Peace, Elektra, and Die Frau ohne Schatten (St. Petersburg). This season he designs Vick’s new productions of Idomeneo (Göteborg) and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Copenhagen). American credits include Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Moses und Aron (Metropolitan Opera) and Katya Kabanova and The Tempest (The Santa Fe Opera). He has worked with Jonathan Kent on many productions at the Almeida Theatre, including Coriolanus, Richard II, King Lear, The Tempest, and Platonov. Other designs include Man of La Mancha (Broadway) and Philip Haas’s films Angels and Insects and Up at the Villa.

Previously at Lyric: Lucia di Lammermoor (2016|17); Thaïs (2002-03).

Last updated: October 15, 2016