Peter Van Praet Lighting designer
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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 (ENO), Graz and Cologne, La Bohème in Mannheim and Japan, and Tosca at the 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, Fidelio at the Amsterdam Opera and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rusalka, Capriccio, Tannhäuser, Die Zauberflöte and Elektra at the Paris Opera, Les Boréades in Paris, Caen and New York (BAM), 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 Liceu in Barcelona, Iphigénie en Tauride at the Chicago Opera, London’s Royal Opera House, Madrid’s Teatro Real and the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, 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 in Strasbourg, 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, the world premiere production of Giorgio 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, a new production of Der Rosenkavalier at London’s Royal Opera House, and The Beggar’s Opera at the Bouffes du Nord. Peter Van Praet also created the lighting for the Pierre Audi productions of Les Troyens in Amsterdam and Alcina in Drottningholm. He has also worked with the La Fura dels Baus for the Ring Cycle and Les Troyens in Valencia (Carlus Padrissa), Enesco’s Oedipe and Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Brussels (Alex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco), and the Ring Cycle in Buenos Aires (Valentina Carrasco).  

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 17 September to 19 November 2022
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 22 March to 16 April 2023
  • Palais Garnier
  • from 17 April to 20 May 2023
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 May to 01 June 2022

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