Peter Van Praet Lighting designer
Season 22/23 Artist

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Biography

Peter van Praet was the lighting director at the Flanders Opera for several years during which time he began working with Robert Carsen. He then went on to collaborate with Carsen on the revivals of Semele in London (English National Opera), Graz and Cologne, La Bohème in Mannheim and Japan, and Tosca at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. 

Since then, and again in collaboration with Robert Carsen, he created the lighting for Kátia Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen at the Flanders Opera, Jenůfa at the Saito Kinen Festival, Rusalka, Capriccio, Tannhäuser, Die Zauberflöte and Elektra at the Paris Opera, Der Rosenkavalier at the Salzburg Festival, La Traviata at La Fenice in Venice, Elektra at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Candide at Milan’s La Scala, the English National Opera and Japan, Don Giovanni at Milan’s La Scala, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Makropulos Affair, From the House of the Dead and Don Carlo at the Rhine Opera, Falstaff at Milan’s La Scala and London’s Royal Opera House, Philippe Fénelon’s JJR, Citoyen de Genève at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, The Love for Three Oranges at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Battistelli’s CO2 at Milan’s La Scala, Campra’s Les Fêtes vénitiennes at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Handel’s Agrippina at the Theater an der Wien, L’Orfeo at the Lausanne Opera, Der Rosenkavalier at London’s Royal Opera House, and The Beggar’s Opera at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord...

Peter Van Praet also created the lighting for the Christophe Coppens productons of Norma, Barbe Bleue and The Cunning Little Vixen in Brussels; and the Valentina Carrasco productions of Carmen and I vespri siciliani in Rome, and Aida in Macerata.

More recently, he created the lighting for Julius Caesar and Turandot at the Rome Opera, Tosca in Macerata and Norma at La Monnaie in Brussels.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 22 March to 16 April 2023
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  • Palais Garnier
  • from 17 April to 20 May 2023
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