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Alfons Flores

The brand new set for Rusalka in Bergen is designed by Alfons Flores.

Catalan set designer Alfons Flores was born in Barcelona and made his professional debuts as a set designer and director with the GAT Company, which he co-founded.

Flores works regularly with the stage director Àlex Ollé and the group La Fura dels Baus, and his credits including set designs for Weill’s Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny  at Teatro Real in Madrid, Ligeti’s Le grand macabre at the English National Opera as well as La Monnaie, Rome Opera, Adelaide Festival, Buenos Aires and the opera in Oslo.

Flores also made the set design for Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera  for La Monnaie and the opera in Sydney – and  Quartett  by Franscesconi for La Scala in Milan and Vienna Festwochen. He made his Royal Opera House debut in 2016 as set designer for Oedipe by Enescu, directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco and originally produced for La Monnaie in Brussels. He returned in the 2016/17 Season as set designer for Bellini’s Norma, also directed by Ollé.

Flores’s collaborations with other directors include set designs for Calixto Bieto, Carlos Wagner and Joan Anton Rechi among others. His designs have also been seen at such companies as Komische Oper in Berlin, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and La Fenice in Venice.

After Rusalka here in Bergen Alfons follows stage director Àlex Ollé to the performances of Tristan und Isolde in Valencia, and this autumn he is the set designer of the now seldom performed opera L'amore dei tre rei (The Love of the three kings) by Italo Montemezzi at La Scala in Milan.

Updated March 2023