Belgian lighting designer Peter van Praet created the lighting design for Iphigénie en Tauride (2007) and Falstaff (2012), for The Royal Opera, each in collaboration with Robert Carsen, who also directed the productions. He created the lighting design for La Fura dels Baus’s production of Oedipe, performed by The Royal Opera in 2016 and originally created for La Monnaie, Brussels. In the 2016/17 Season he returns to light Der Rosenkavalier in collaboration with Carsen.
Van Praet began his career as the manager of the technical lighting department of Vlaamse Opera. He regularly collaborates with Carsen, their credits including Jenůfa, Kát’a Kabanová, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Makropulos Affair and Battistelli’s Richard III (Vlaamse Opera), Fénelon’s JJR, Citoyen de Genève (Geneva), Rusalka and Capriccio (Paris Opéra), Fidelio (Amsterdam and Florence), Tosca (Liceu, Barcelona), Der Rosenkavalier (Salzburg Festival), La traviata (La Fenice, Venice), Elektra (Tokyo), Iphigénie en Tauride (Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco and Canadian Opera Company), The Turn of the Screw (Theater an der Wien), Rinaldo (Glyndebourne Festival) and Candide (Théâtre du Châtelet, La Scala, Milan, and English National Opera).
Van Praet also works regularly with La Fura dels Baus, credits including Der Ring des Nibelungen (Valencia) and Le Grand Macabre (Liceu, La Monnaie, Brussels, Rome Opera and ENO). For director Pierre Audi his lighting designs include Orlando furioso (Paris and Nice) and Les Troyens (Dutch National Opera). Further opera credits include Der Ring des Nibelungen for Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, The Turn of the Screw in Lyon and Don Giovanni in Perm, all directed by Valentina Carrasco.