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Carla Teti

Costume designer

Biography

Italian costume designer Carla Teti made her Royal Opera debut in 2015 on Guillaume Tell, directed by Damiano Michieletto. She returned later that year to work on Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, also directed by Michieletto.

Teti studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. She works regularly with directors including Daniele Abbado, Damiano Michieletto, Andrea Konchalovski and Andrea Breth, and has also worked with Serena Sinigaglia and Barrie Kosky. Notable opera costume designs include Don Carlo and Il trovatore (Vienna State Opera), Samson et Dalila (Paris Opéra), Il trittico (Royal Danish Opera, Theater an der Wien), Madama Butterfly (Turin), Lucia di Lammermoor (Zürich), Idomeneo and Rossini’s Otello (Theater an der Wien), Die lustige Witwe, Macbeth, Roméo et Juliette, the world premiere of Perocco’s Acquagranda and The Rake’s Progress (La Fenice, Venice), Un ballo in maschera (La Scala, Milan), La bohème and Falstaff (Salzburg Festival, the latter also at La Scala), Die Zauberflöte (La Fenice, and Maggio Musicale, Florence), Il viaggio a Reims (Dutch National Opera), La Damnation de Faust (Rome Opera), Pagliacci (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Semele (Komische Oper Berlin) and Medée (Berlin State Opera).

In 2011 Teti won the Premio Abbiati and the Opera Award for Best Costume Designer, and in 2017 she was awarded the Oscar della lirica Award for Best Costume Designer. She has also worked widely in theatre.