Robert Perdziola

Costume Designer

In addition to Lyric’s 2006|07 revival, the American designer’s sets and costumes for Così fan tutte have previously been seen at San Francisco Opera and the Opéra de Monte Carlo. Stylistically Perdziola’s operatic repertoire is remarkably varied, in recent seasons encompassing works as diverse as Giulio Cesare (Fort Worth Opera), Alcina (Indiana University), and The Marriage of Figaro (Garsington Opera); Beatrice and Benedict (Opera Boston) and Faust (Festival Internacional de Macau); Falstaff (Performing Arts Centre, Matsumoto) and Tosca (Cincinnati Opera). Perdziola’s collaboration with director John Cox for Ariadne auf Naxos triumphed in that production’s Lyric premiere, as well as in subsequent revivals at San Francisco Opera and Houston Grand Opera. The designer’s work has also been seen at the Metropolitan Opera (Il pirata), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Il re pastore, Faust), Santa Fe Opera (Arabella), Garsington Opera (Così fan tutte), Hannover’s Niedersächsische Staatstheater (Faust), and Opera Australia (Arabella, winner of five Helpmann Awards). In addition to an ongoing association with Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre Company (including Helen Hayes Awards for Don Carlos, The Country Wife, and Lady Windermere’s Fan), Perdziola has also designed for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.

Previously at Lyric: Four productions since 1998|99, most recently Così fan tutte (2017|18); Capriccio (2014/15); Ariadne auf Naxos (2011/12, 1998/99); Carmen (2010/11, 2005/06).

Last updated: February 17, 2018
Photo: Jonathan Tichler