Images from a few of Anthony Baker's designs for Opera.
Anthony originally trained as a designer at the Central School of Art and Design 1986-89. He began designing Opera professionally in 1989 with a production of "Faust" (Gounod) for New Sussex Opera in the Brighton Festival. Over the next two decades he continued to work internationally collaborating with various directors including, Stephen Medcalf, Aidan Lang, Tim Hopkins, Tim Albery and Stephen Lawless but most often and notably with Francisco Negrin with whom he worked on some 13 productions worldwide. He has worked for companies including, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,"Orlando" "The Golden Cockerel" Welsh National Opera, "Don Pasquale" "Cosi Fan Tutte" Opera North, New York City Opera,"Rinaldo" "Semele" Grand Theatre De Geneve,"Venus" "Mitridate" "Beatrix Cenci" Opera Australia,"Giulio Cesare" Garsington Opera,"Lucio Silla" Drottningholm,"Una Cosa Rara" Santa Fe "Mitridate" and Théâtre des Champs Elysées "Der Freishuetz" Royal Opera Copenhagen, "Orphee""Giulio Cesare". His designs for Handel's "Giulio Cesare" in Australia won him the Green Room Award for best Opera design. His last production working solely as a Designer was Verdi's "Otello for the Dallas Opera directed by Tim Albery. His designs for "Giulio Cesare" (Both the Australian and Danish productions) can be seen on commercially available DVD's as can his set designs for "Norma" at the Liceu, Barcelona ( all directed by Francisco Negrin).