Alfons Flores (Hospitalet de Llobregat, 1957) began work as a set designer at GAT, the group he helped found in L’Hospitalet del Llobregat (Barcelona) in 1978. His work includes sets for theatre and opera, urban set design and the design of major events and he has worked with directors such as Calixte Bieito, Josep Maria Mestres, Carlos Wagner, Joan Anton Rechi, Guy Joosten and Àlex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus).
His stage work has led him to work at venues such as the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Teatro María Guerrero, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival de Teatro Clásico de Mérida, Festspillene i Bergen and Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar, amongst others. He has designed theatre sets for La casa de Bernarda Alba (1998), Bodas de sangre (2001), La Celestina (2004), Peer Gynt (2006), Los Persas. Réquiem por un soldado (2007), Tirant lo Blanc (2007), Heartbreak House (2009), Twelfth Night (2010), Die Wahlverwandtschaften (2011) and Flames a la fosca (2013).
His opera work has led him to work at opera houses such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real, ENO, Teatro alla Scala, Komische Oper, La Monnaie, Sydney Opera House, Theater Basel, Opéra de Lyon, Oper Frankfurt, Oper Stuttgart and Theater Freiburg, amongst others. He has designed opera sets for Carmen (1999 and 2011), Un ballo in maschera (2000, 2010 and 2013), Don Giovanni (2002), Die Fledermaus (2002), Manon (2003), Die Entführung aus dem Serrail (2004), Wozzeck (2005 and 2009), La Fanciulla del West (2007), Le Grand Macabre (2009), Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (2010), Adriana Lecouvreur (2010), Król Roger (2011), Quartett (2011), Tristan und Isolde (2011), Oedipe (2011), Le Duc d’Albe (2012), Erwartung / Il prigioniero (2013), Madama Butterfly (2014), Faust (2014), Daphne (2014), Le vaisseau fantôme (2014), Pelléas et Mélisande (2014) and L’elisir d’amore (2015),
He has created works for a number of major events and urban spaces, including the Millennium’s End Celebration at Quintana Square in Santiago de Compostela, the opening show at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona in 2004, the opening show at the International Exhibition in Zaragoza in 2008, the show performed at the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai in 2010 entitled The Window of the City and the installation at the Onze de Setembre station on the Barcelona underground. He has also helped design several other kinds of events, including awards ceremonies (Ondas Awards and Max Awards).
He is currently working on sets for the opera Il trovatore (Amsterdam)
His acclaimed work won the Barcelona Theatre Critics’ Award in 1996, 1998 and 2009. In 2000 he received the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Set Design for Barbaric Comedies.