Richard Roberts is an award-winning designer and educator whose work spans theatre, dance, opera, film and television.
Richard’s designs for opera include: for Opera Australia, RIGOLETTO, DON PASQUALE, THE MAGIC FLUTE and DIE FLEDERMAUS (with West Australian Opera); for Victorian Opera, CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN; NIXON IN CHINA, THE MAGIC FLUTE, BAROQUE TRIPLE BILL, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO; THE CORONATION OF POPPEA and DON GIOVANNI; for Opera Queensland, RUDDIGORE; for New Zealand Opera, RIGOLETTO.
For dance, Richard’s designs include: for the Australian Ballet, REQUIEM, MOLTO VIVACE and RAYMONDA; and LA SYLPHIDE and LA FILLE MAL GARDEE for West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet.
For theatre, Richard’s designs include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF directed by Roger Hodgman; for Melbourne and Sydney Festivals, THE SEASON; for Melbourne Theatre Company, LAST MAN STANDING, SOLOMON AND MARION, NEXT TO NORMAL, THE GIFT, FROST/NIXON, MACBETH, DREAMS IN AN EMPTY CITY, AS YOU LIKE IT, HEDDA GABLER, THE SAPHIRRES, ALL MY SONS; for Sydney Theatre Company, AUSTRALIA DAY (with MTC), TRUE WEST, RIFLEMIND; for Black Swan, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS; for Queensland Theatre, NOISES OFF (with MTC), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TARTUFFE and MANAGING CARMEN (with Black Swan); for Belvoir Theatre THE SAPPHIRES (with Black Swan).
For screen, Richard’s work includes production design for George Ogilvie’s THE BATTLERS for the Seven Network, the 12-part series FIVE TIMES DIZZY for SBS and I OWN THE RACECOURSE for Barron Films.
Richard has held positions as Head of Design at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Head of Production at the Victorian College of the Arts and Head of Design at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Production at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne.