Erhard Rom serves as set designer for the company premiere of Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Mr. Rom has designed sets for over 200 productions across the globe. His work has been seen at San Francisco Opera, The Royal Swedish Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Seattle Opera, Vancouver Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Minnesota Opera, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, Fort Worth Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, Opéra de Montréal, The Atlanta Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Boston and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, among many others.
His many credits include productions of Floyd’s Susannah, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Adam’s Nixon in China (San Francisco Opera); Rossini’s Semele and Puccini’s La bohème (Seattle Opera); Berkeley’s Jane Eyre, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Bizet’s Carmen, Gounod’s Faust and La bohème (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis); Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Verdi’s Falstaff, Handel’s Alcina, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Wolf Trap Opera); Argento’s Valentino, Carmen, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Dvorak’s Rusalka (Minnesota Opera); Don Giovanni, Susannah, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann and Verdi’s Aida (Virginia Opera).
His theatrical work has been seen in places such as Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. His work in these venues includes productions of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ghosts, The Triumph of Love, The Weir, Inherit the Wind, Death of a Salesman, 12 Angry Men, Brighton Beach Memoir, The Whipping Man and The Illusion.
In 2015, Mr. Rom was named as a finalist in the Designer of the Year category for the International Opera Awards in London. His design work has been displayed in the Prague Quadrennial International Design Exhibition and at the National Opera Center in Manhattan. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he now lives just outside of New York City and teaches design at Montclair State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Please visit Mr. Rom’s website for more information.