Robert Perdziola has designed sets and costumes for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Boston, Glimmerglass Opera, Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School of Drama.
His designs for ballet include sets and costumes for American Ballet Theatre’s Pillar of Fire and Le Spectre de la Rose, scenery designs for Miami City Ballet’s The House of Bernarda Alba, and sets and costumes for San Francisco Ballet’s Reflections of Saint Joan.
Perdziola received a 2008 Helpmann Award nomination in costume design for Arabella at the Sydney Opera House. In 2006, He designed costumes for the world premier of David Carlson and Colin Graham’s new opera, Anna Karenina, performed at the Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In the UK he has designed Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte at the Garsington Opera. Other works in Europe include Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera Monte Carlo, and Gounod’s Faust for Niedersachsische Staatsoper Hannover. His designs for theatre are frequently featured at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. and the Signature Theatre.
Perdziola is the recipient of three Helen Hayes Awards for costume design (“The Country Wife,” “Don Carlos,” and “Lady Windermere’s Fan”) and the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. He is on the board of directors for The Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts.
Perdziola designed Capriccio (sets and costumes) for the Metropolitan Opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor (sets and costumes) for Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and An Ideal Husband for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. His sets and costumes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker received critical acclaim in 2012. Mikko Nissinen and Robert Perdziola teamed up again for the all new production of Boston Ballet's Swan Lake, premiering on October 30, 2014.