Born in Rome, Alessandro Carletti studied photography and painting. He very soon discovered his passion for lighting design and had his first experiences with the productions directed by Carmelo Bene at the Teatro Eliseo. In the late 1990s he started working at the Rossini Opera Festival. He collaborates regularly with director Damiano Michieletto.
Among other works, his productions include Il Trittico (Theater an der Wien), Don Carlo (Wiener Staatsoper), Cavalleria Rusticana (Teatro San Carlo, Naples), Ballo in Maschera (Teatro La Scala), Il Viaggio A Reims (De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam), Guillaume Tell and an evening Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Rigoletto (Amsterdam and La Fenice, Venice), Aquagranda (La Fenice, Venice), Alcina (Salzburg Festival) and Aida (Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich).
Other major works include La Damnation de Faust, Luisa Miller, The Merry Widow, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Pasquale, Béatrice et Bénédict, Jenůfa, Katia Kabanova, Der Rosenkavalier, Giulio Cesare, Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and Alexander Raskatov’s Animal Farm. He works regularly with director Barrie Kosky: Sémélé, Candide, La Bohème, Der Rosenkavalier, Turandot and Dialogues with the Carmelites.
He also worked on La Pucelle d’Orléans with director Lotte de Beer at Theater an der Wien, Nabucco with directors ricci/forte at the Verdi Festival in Parma, Lucrezia Borgia and I Capuleti e i Montecchi with director Silvia Paoli, Rigoletto in Palermo in collaboration with stage director and filmmaker John Turturro and Bluebeard’s Castle / Il Tabarro in Rome with diretor Johannes Erath.
He won the Knight of Illumination Award 2015 for the opera Guillaume Tell, production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
At the Paris Opera: Samson et Dalila, 2016; Don Pasquale, 2018
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