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Born Bridgend, Glamorgan, 13 May 1960.

Died Crymych, Pembrokeshire, 13 November 2017.

Welsh designer.

Paul Brown trained with Margaret Harris, of the famed Motley studio. Prizes for his design work include the Critics' Circle and Evening Standard awards. He also  took a Diploma of Honour at the 1999 Prague Quadrennial. He was a fellow of the Welsh College of Music and Drama.

He is renowned for his various collaborations with the director Jonathan Kent. These started in London theatres, especially the Almeida (King Lear, Platonov, Coriolanus, Richard II, The Tempest).

His operatic work included ENO (Flying Dutchman, A Child of Our Time); Glyndebourne (The Fairy Queen, Hippolyte et Aricie, The Turn of the Screw); Royal Opera (Mitridate Re di Ponto, I masnadieri, Tosca, Manon Lescaut).

Productions abroad include the Maryinsky (Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten); Metropolitan (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Moses und Aron); Santa Fe (Kátya Kabanová, Ades' The Tempest); Opéra Bastille (Peter Grimes, Parsifal); Pesaro (Guillaume Tell); Bregenz (Aïda); Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tristan und Isolde). 

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