Robert Dahlstrom made his Seattle Opera debut designing the sets for Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe in 1984. His many other credits with Seattle Opera include the 1985 production of Massenet’s Manon, two productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, two productions of Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the 2000 production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. For Seattle Opera’s 1990 production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, he designed both the sets and the costumes, which were seen in a revival at Grand Théâtre de Genève in 1993 and at Royal Danish Opera in 1997. Dahlstrom designed François Rochaix’s production of Aeschylus’s Orestia, which was presented in Norway, Switzerland, Russia, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. A professor of design at the School of Drama at the University of Washington, Dahlstrom has also designed scenery for all the major theatre companies in Seattle. Dahlstrom designed the sets for the 2002 Seattle Opera production of Salome and the sets for the 2003 Fidelio at the Mercer Arts Arena. For 2004, he will design the sets for Ariadne auf Naxos at the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.