Trained as a stage 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. 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 many of the major Opera companies including, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden,"Orlando"&"The Golden Cockerel" Welsh National Opera, "Don Pasquale"&"Cosi Fan Tutte", New York City Opera,"Rinaldo" &"Semele" Grand Theatre De Geneve,"Venus" "Mitridate" "Beatrix Cenci" ,Opera Australia,"Giulio Cesare" Garsington,"Lucio Silla" Drottningholm,"Una Cosa Rara" Santa Fe "Mitridate" and Théâtre des Champs Elysées "Der Freishütz" Royal Opera Copenhagen, "Orphee"&"Giulio Cesare". His designs for "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.
Images from a few of Anthony Baker's designs for Opera.