Alfons Flores Set designer
Season 22/23 Artist

© Hans Jörg Michel

Biography

Alfons Flores made his professional debuts as a set designer in 1978 with the GAT Company, which he co-founded, in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. He imagines set designs for the theater, the opera, urban scenography and other major events, and regularly works with artists such as Calixto Bieto, Joan Lluís Bozzo, Carlos Wagner, Guy Joosten, as well as Àlex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa for La Fura dels Baus. 

His opera designs credits include works for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, the Teatro Real, Madrid, the English National Opera and Royal Opera House, London, La Scala, Milan, La Monnaie, Brussels, the Paris Opera, and the opera houses in Lyon, Sydney, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. 

His most striking set designs include Carmen (1999), Un ballo in maschera (2000, 2010, 2013), Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus (2002), Il Seraglio (2004), Wozzeck (2005 et 2009), La fanciulla del West (2007), Le Grand Macabre (2009), Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Adriana Lecouvreur (2010), Quartett, Tristan und Isolde and Œdipe (2011), Le Duc d’Albe (2012), Erwartung and Le Prisonnier (2013), Madama Butterfly, Daphné and The Flying Dutchman (2014), L’Elisir d’amore, Pelléas et Mélisande and Il Trovatore (2015), Don Carlos, Norma and La Bohème (2016), Alceste and Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (2017), Frankenstein, Turandot and Manon Lescaut (2019), Ariane et Barbe-Bleue and Carmen (2021) and Le Nez (2022). 

His work was awarded by the Barcelonian Critics Theater Award in 1996, 1998 and 2009. In 2000, he won the Irish Times Theater Award for his set designs for the Barbaric Comedies. In 2017, he was nominated at the International Opera Awards in the Best Set Designers category.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023
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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 21 January to 17 February 2023
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