Aleš Valášek is making his HGO debut. His work includes designs for over 100 productions and spans across all genres and scales, from alternative theater to opera, musical theater, and film. His portfolio includes Giselleand La Bayadère (Moravian Theatre, Olomouc); Carmen and Polish Blood (National Theatre, Prague), The Italian in Algiers, Swan Lake, Rusalka, Nabucco, Orfeo, The Coronation of Poppea, and Mozart and Salieri (J. K. Tyl Theatre, Pilsen), Turandot and Il trovatore (Revolving Theatre, Český Krumlov), Countess Maritza (State Opera, Slovakia), The Bat (State Theatre, Slovakia), and Polish Blood (Odessa Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy, Ukraine). Musical and theater projects include Curtains (Musical Theatre Karlín, Prague), Little Shop of Horrors and Zorro (Brno City Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac and Fat Pig (Moravian Theatre, Olomouc), Next to Normal and Tick, Tick, Boom! (Prague Shakespeare Company), Green Day’s American Idiot (J. K. Tyl Theatre, Pilsen), and many more. In 2010 Valášek developed the set and costume design alongside the creator of the legendary musical Les Misérables, Alain Boublil, for the new version of the West End musical Marguerite with music by Michel Legrand. In 2018 he designed costumes for the German-speaking premiere of An American in Paris for Landestheater Linz (Linz, Austria) directed by Nick Winston, and a German tour of An American in Paris, directed by Christopher Tölle. In 2009 he won the prestigious British Linbury Prize for Stage Design.