"I have rarely spent three such happy hours in an opera house"

***** Opera Now review of "The Princess of Trebizonde"

"Anthony Baker's superb staging brought a living intensity to what can seem like rather schematic characters in Tippett's work"

Opera Now review of "The Knot Garden"

Anthony Baker trained as a set and costume designer at the Central School of Art and Design, London.

He moved to directing as well as designing  after more than two decades working internationally as a set and costume designer in Opera.

His first opportunity to direct and design outright came with a production of Tippett's The Knot Garden in Montepulciano (Italian premiere). He has since continued to work as a director and designer for various UK based companies as well as occasionally producing his own work.

His most recent project (November/December 2021) was a hugely succesful production of Offenbach's 3 Act Opera Bouffe, The Princess of Trebizonde for New Sussex Opera (played in his own new translation).  This was the first time the piece had been  performed in the UK since the late nineteenth century.