The Spanish set designer Alfons Flores has worked closely with Àlex Ollé and La Fura dels Baus for many years. Now they are back in Frankfurt, where their La Damoiselle élue / Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher double bill is being revived later this season, for this new production of Manon Lescaut. Recent projects have included Turandot in Japan, at places including the New National Theatre Tokyo and Bunka Kaikan, the world premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussel and Mefistofele at the Opera de Lyon (co-production with the Staatsoper in Stuttgart). Their most successful productions have included The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Le Grand Macabre, Enescu's Oedipe, Gounod's Faust, Un ballo in maschera, Pelléas et Mélisande, La Bohème, Norma and Madama Butterfly, which were seen in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dresden, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Buenos Aires and other places.They were also invited to work at leading festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival and the Festwochen in Vienna. Alfons Flores worked with the director Calixto Bieito from 1998 – 2010, and created productions of Macbeth and Massenet's Manon for Oper Frankfurt. He has also designed sets for productions directed by Guy Joosten and Joan Anton Rechi. Alfons Flores began his career in 1978 in Barcelona.