Петер ван Прат

Biography

Peter van Praet began his career as the manager of the technical lighting department of the Flemish Opera in Belgium.

The tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, staged in Valencia, was his first joint work with Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus). He has worked as lighting designer on many productions by Robert Carsen. These include Jenůfa, The Cunning Little Vixen, Katja Kabanova and The Makropoulos Affair by Janáček and Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III at the Flemish Opera, Dvořák’s Rusalka and Capriccio in Paris Opera, Fidelio in Amsterdam and Florence, Rameau’s Les Boréades in Paris and New York, Tosca at Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Der Rosenkavalier in Salzburg, La traviata at La Fenice in Venice, Elektra in Tokyo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Barcelona, Orfeo ed Euridice and Iphigénie en Tauride at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Canadian Opera, Bernstein’s Candide at Théâtre du Châtelet and Teatro alla Scala.

Together with the stage director Pierre Audi he has worked on productions of Les Troyens by Berlioz (Amsterdam), Handel’s Alcina and Rameau’s Zoroastre (Drottningholm and Amsterdam). Recent projects include Semele at the Zurich Opera House, Tannhäuser in Tokyo and Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto at Teatro Moneda, Santiago, Ligeti’s Grand Macabre and Enescu’s Oedipe with La Fura dels Baus at La Monnaie (Brussels), Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso with Pierre Audi at Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), Handel’s Rinaldo at Glyndebourne Festival and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with Robert Carsen at Theater an der Wien, Vienna.

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