Erhard Rom – Scenic Designer
ERHARD ROM (Set Design) was named as a finalist in the Designer of the Year category of the 2015 International Opera Awards in London. He has designed settings for over 200 productions across the globe and his design work has been displayed in the Prague Quadrennial exhibition and at the National Opera Center in Manhattan. He also teaches design at Montclair State University in New Jersey. His credits include: The San Francisco Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor, Susannah and Nixon in China) The Royal Swedish Opera (Nixon in China) Wexford Festival Opera (Silent Night), Seattle Opera (La bohème, and Semele), Bard Summerscape Festival (The Wreckers), The Glimmerglass Festival (A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck and Later the Same Evening), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Rape of Lucretia, Faust, La bohème, Carmen and Jane Eyre), Minnesota Opera (the world premiere of The Shining ,Merry Widow, Romeo and Juliet, Rusalka, Carmen and The Dream of Valentino) and Wolf Trap Opera (20 operas). Other companies include; Vancouver 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, Opera Boston and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 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. In 2014 he designed the European premiere of Kevin Puts recent opera, Silent Night. The production was awarded two accolades at the 2015 Irish Times Theatre Awards Ceremony, including the audience choice award and best opera production of 2015.
Manhattan School of Music’s THE DANGEROUS LIAISONS. Erhard Rom, Set Designer; Tracy Dorman, Costume Designer.
Manhattan School of Music's THE DANGEROUS LIAISONS "Tracy Dorman’s mouthwatering costumes..." "...set designer Erhard Rom’s gliding panels are papered in florid penmanship against a backdrop of ripening pink and feminine blossoms." Opera News Full Review...
Minnesota Opera’s THE SHINING in workshop – Left to right: Mark Campbell, librettist; Erhard Rom, set designer; Robert Wierzel, lighting designer; Eric Simonson, stage director
Six months out, Minnesota Opera's 'The Shining' already sounds ominous. Red full Article here THE SHINING opens May 7, 2016.
Erhard Rom, Set Designer. ‘The Wreckers’ (Friday and Sunday) Bard College’s SummerScape festival presents the first American staging of this politically astute opera about piracy, love and betrayal on the Cornish coast by Ethel Smyth, a trailblazing composer and suffragist.
★ ‘The Wreckers’ (Friday and Sunday) Bard College’s SummerScape festival presents the first American staging of this politically astute opera about piracy, love and betrayal on the Cornish coast by Ethel Smyth, a trailblazing composer and suffragist. Leon Botstein...
Congratulations to scenic designer Erhard Rom, a Finalist in the 2015 International Opera Awards! The awards ceremony will take place at London's Savoy Theatre on April 26th, 2015. Read more.
Last chance to catch Seattle Opera's Sizzling, Hot new production of SEMELE - Set Design, Erhard Rom and Lighting Designer, Robert Wierzel.
Check out the 30-second web promo spot for the sensuous and sparkling SEMELE. Handel's wonderfully witty myth comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time this February with a chic and stylish all-new production.