Designer

ANTHONY BAKER

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, several of which were broadcast and recorded commercially on DVD ("Norma" and "Giulio Cesare" ). His designs for Handel's "Giulio Cesare" in Australia 1994 won him the Green Room Award for best Opera design. His last production as a Designer was Verdi's "Otello for the Dallas Opera in 2009, the premiere production in the newly built Winspear Opera House. He now concentrates solely on performing or directing.

 

 

Image from "Fidelio" at the Vlaamse Opera 2002