Designer

ANTHONY BAKER

 Designer

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 but most often and notably  with  Francisco Negrin with whom  he worked on some 13 productions worldwide. He has designed for many of the major Opera companies including, Opera North, The Royal Opera,  Welsh National Opera, New York City Opera, Grand Theatre De Geneve, Opera Australia, Garsington, Drottningholm, Santa Fe, Los Angeles Opera ,Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Liceu Barcelona, Royal Opera Copenhagen. 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. 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's designs for Opera.