John Conklin made his San Francisco Opera debut with the 1977 production of Un Ballo in Maschera—his designs for that opera have since returned four times to the War Memorial Opera House stage, most recently in 2006. He created the original designs for Wagner’s Ring cycle presented at San Francisco Opera between 1983 and 1985. His work has also been seen at the U.S. at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, the San Diego Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Santa Fe Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera, among others. Conklin’s designs have appeared at English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Bavarian State Opera, and Opera Australia. He has also designed for major theaters around the country, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Arena Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Goodman and Guthrie theaters. Conklin currently teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.