Peter Van Praet
Belgian lighting designer Peter Van Praet was head of lighting at the Vlaamse Opera, where he designed the lighting for Robert Carsen’s Janáček cycle. Since then he has been Carsen’s lighting designer of choice and has worked with him on numerous productions all over the world, including Don Giovanni at La Scala, Milan, Falstaff at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and, more recently, Die tote Stadt at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Janáček’s Osud in Brno, Idomeneo at the Teatro Real in Madrid and the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Oceane at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
Among the other directors with whom Peter Van Praet works on a regular basis are Christophe Coppens (The Cunning Little Vixen and a double bill comprising Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin at La Monnaie in Brussels) and Valentina Carrasco (Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Carmen and Les Vêpres siciliennes at the Rome Opera).
Peter Van Praet made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2004 when he worked as the lighting designer on Robert Carsen’s production of Der Rosenkavalier.