Guest Set Designer
Erhard Rom has designed extensively for opera and theatre across the country. His work includes numerous engagements with Boston Lyric Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Virginia Opera, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He has also been a frequent guest at the Wolf Trap Opera, the Chautauqua Opera, and the Manhattan School of Music. He recently designed the world premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Pontalba: A Louisiana Legacy, commissioned by New Orleans Opera in honor of the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, and went on to develop a production of Wagner’s Ring for the same company.
Mr. Rom received his BA in Music from the University of Washington in 1986 and his MFA in Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1992. His primary teacher at NYU was John Conklin whom he later assisted. He taught scenic design at Ithaca College from the fall of 1995 through the spring of 2000. A native of Seattle Washington, he is currently living in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and eight-year-old son.
Erhard Rom designed the Peabody Opera Theatre production of The Abduction from the Seraglio in February 2004 and Cendrillon in November of the same year. Peabody’s 2006 production of Le nozze di Figaro will use an Erhard Rom set previously designed for Converse College. Click on the photograph of Mr. Rom’s design for Billy Budd below for a link to his website and further examples of his work.