Peter van Praet Lumières
Season 24/25 Artist

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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 (English National Opera), 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, Der Rosenkavalier at the Salzburg Festival, 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, CO2 at Milan’s La Scala, The Beggar’s Opera at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord...

Peter Van Praet also created the lighting for the Christophe Coppens productions of Norma, Barbe Bleue and The Cunning Little Vixen in Brussels; the Valentina Carrasco productions of Carmen and I vespri siciliani in Rome, and Aida and Tosca in Macerata. He also created the set and lighting for La Favorita at the Donizetti Festival, in Bergamo and in Bordeaux.

At the Paris Opera: lighting – Rusalka, 2002 ; Les Boréades, 2003 ; Capriccio, 2004 ; Tannhäuser, 2007 ; Elektra, 2013 ; The magic flute, 2014 ; lighting and set design – Nixon in China, 2023.

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