It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Paul Gareth Brown. Paul was a hugely influential figure in stage design whose work in opera and theatre combined ceaseless innovation with heart-stopping beauty. His talent was matched by an equally exceptional gift for friendship, and he was a most generous mentor to colleagues across the industry. Paul faced cancer with great courage and died peacefully on 13 November at home in Wales, with his partner, Andy by his side. He will be remembered with delight by a generation of opera and theatre-goers and with love by his many, many friends.