Designer

ANTHONY BAKER

Theatre Designer

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 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, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, New York City Opera, Grand Theatre De Geneve, Opera Australia, Garsington Opera, Drottningholm, Santa Fe and Théâtre des Champs Elysées.  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  Designer was Verdi's "Otello for the Dallas Opera, the premiere production in the newly built  Winspear Opera House. 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.  He now concentrates solely on directing or performing.

 

 

Image from "Fidelio" at the Vlaamse Opera 2002