Portrait of Peter van Praet

Peter van Praet

Lighting Designer

Peter van Praet began his career the Flemish Opera. Since then, he has been lighting designer on opera productions with Valentina Carrasco, La Fura Dels Baus, Robert Carsen and Pierre Audi.


Career Highlights

Productions with Robert Carsen include: Jenůfa, Cunning Little Vixen, Kát’a Kabanová, Richard III (Flemish Opera); Rusalka, Capriccio (Paris); Fidelio (Amsterdam, Florence); Les Boréades (Paris, New York); Tosca (Barcelona); Der Rosenkavalier (Salzburg); La traviata (Venice); Elektra (Tokyo); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barcelona); Orphée, Iphigénie en Tauride (Chicago); Candide (La Scala, ENO, Japan); Iphigénie (ROH, Madrid, Toronto). Makropoulos Case (Strasbourg); Don Giovanni (La Scala); Falstaff (ROH, La Scala); the creation of JJR (Geneva); The Love of Three Oranges (Berlin); From the House of the Dead, Cunning Little Vixen (Strasbourg) Platée (Theater an der Wien).

With Pierre Audi, he has worked on productions of Les Troyens (Amsterdam), and Alcina and Zoroastre (Drottningholm, Amsterdam). He collaborated with La Fura Dels Baus: the Ring cycle (Valencia, Florence, Houston) with Carlus Padrissa, and also Les Troyens; with Alex Olle and Valentina Carrasco, Le Grand Macabre (Brussels, ENO, Rome, Adelaide, Barcelona, Buenos Aires), and recently Oedipe (Brussels, Buenos Aires). He has also lit the Ring cycle (Buenos Aires), Turn of the Screw (Lyon), Don Giovanni (Perm), La belle au bois dormant (Strasbourg) and Carmen (Rome).

Last updated: 28th June 2023