Patrick Kroboth

San Francisco based designer and artist specializing in works related to music, literature, and the stage. Kroboth has designed sets and costumes for musicals, ballet, and opera. He has illustrated books, and done the artwork for magazines, album covers, theater posters and filmstrips.

Kroboth’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia. In 1986 he was awarded the Kalevala Medal by the Government of Finland for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the national epic.


Stage and Costume Design

2020 Production Set Design

Dame Ethyl Smythe’s The Wreckers – Island City Opera (Alameda) (postponed due to COVID)

2018 Set and Costume Design

Rimski-Korsakov’s Kashchey The Immortal, Mozart and Salieri, and Bellini’s La Sonnambula – Island City Opera (Alameda, CA)

2016 Costume Design

Wagner’s Siegfreid – Valhalla Productions

2015 Costume Design

Large scale production of Benjamin Britten’s Noyes Fludde – Fremont Opera

2011 Set Design

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi’s Falstaff – North Bay Opera

2008 Set Design

William Nicholson’s Shadowlands – Ross Valley Players (Marin County)

2008 Costume Design

David Conte’s Gift of the Magi, Menotti’s Amahl and The Night Visitors

2007 Set Design

The inaugural production of Becky Mode’s Fully Committed – 6th Street Studio (Santa Rosa)

2007 Set Design

Fully Committed – Ross Valley Players (Marin County)

2007 Costume and Poster Design

The Tenderland  (Copland) – Trinity Lyric Opera (San Francisco)

2006 Set and Costume Design

Inaugural production of Vaughan Williams’ Pilgrim’s Progress – Trinity Lyric Opera (San Francisco)

2006 Set Design

Boy Gets Girl – Actor’s Theater (Santa Rosa)

2005 Set Design

Lee Hoiby’s Something New for the Zoo, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Gilbert & Sullivan Ruddigore – Cinnabar Theater (Petaluma)

2005 Set and Costume Design

World Premier (now a yearly Holiday tradition) A Dickens of a Christmas – Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus (Toronto)

2005 Set Design

Wonder of the World – Actor’s Theater (Santa Rosa)

2004 Set Design

Quickies – Actor’s Theater (Santa Rosa)

2002 Set Design

Enter the Guardsman – Lamplighters’ Musical Theater San Francisco 50th anniversary production

1999 Set Design

Most Happy Fella – California Historical Society

1998 Set Design

La Boheme – Opera York (Toronto)

1998 Set and Costume Design

Un Ballo in Maschera – Pacific Opera (Victoria BC)

1997 Costume Design

Snow Queen – Studio 450 Theater (San Francisco)

1996-2003 Set Design

Hansel & Gretel – Golden Gate Opera (San Francisco)