Paul Brown

Welsh opera and theatre designer Paul Gareth Brown was born in Glamorgan on 13 May 1960 and studied at Christ College, Brecon, then trained with Margaret Harris in London.

He made his debut at the Royal Opera House in London with designs for Graham Vick's Mitridate, re di Ponto in 1991. He worked hard and often had designs for multiple operas in theatres at the same time. Besides work for Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne in the UK, he also worked in mainland Europe, Russia and the USA. He won several awards.

Paul Brown was diagnosed with cancer on December 2015 but continued working, dying at home in Wales on 13 November 2017 aged fifty-seven.


A selection of articles about Paul Brown

Ensemble. Exhilarating Music - Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Mozart and Theodore Morrison at Santa Fe Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Surprisingly Believable - Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw' impresses Maria Nockin

Ensemble. A Magisterial Presence - William Christie conducts Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen', reviewed by Robert Hugill

Ensemble. A Wonderful Experience - Maria Nockin visits Santa Fe for operas by Verdi, Mozart, Britten and Handel, plus the first American performance of Kaija Saariaho's 'Adriana Mater'

DVD Spotlight. Fortunes in Love - Mozart's 'Mitridate', enjoyed by Robert Anderson. '... marvellous singing throughout ...'

Ensemble. A Sizzling Account - 'The Tempest' by Thomas Adès, reviewed by Maria Nockin