Robert Perdziola

Robert Perdziola’s designs first appeared on the War Memorial stage with the 1990 production of Suor Angelica. Since then, he has designed sets and costumes for L’Incoronazione di Poppea (1998) Ariadne auf Naxos (2002), Così fan tutte (2004–05), and Faust (2010), as well as costumes for Hamlet (1996) and Norma (1998). Perdziola has designed productions for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Skylight Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has also been active in design for dance, designing sets and costumes for San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theater. His theater work has included designs for Signature Theater, Arena Stage and the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., where he recently designed costumes for Design for Living. Perdziola is the recipient of three Helen Hayes Awards for costume design (The Country Wife, Don Carlos, Lady Windermere’s Fan) and the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award 2000. He is on the board of the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts, which supports theater design as a distinct and worthy art form.