Alessandro Carletti
lighting designer

About

Alessandro Carletti was born in Rome. He studied photography and painting through which he very soon discovered his passion for lighting design that is also very much present in his family. In fact, Alessandro as a child has been influenced by his father who worked in theatre and his first experiences are the productions directed by Carmelo Bene and the Teatro Eliseo. In the late 90s he started working at the Rossini Opera Festival where he consolidated his experience in opera productions. With director Damiano Michieletto he started collaborating in 2008 in Lugo for Jackie’O. He worked with the same director at Teatro San Carlo in Naples for Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and at Rossini Opera Festival he created lighting design for La Scala di Seta and in 2010 Sigismondo. Furthermore, in 2011 he continued with the same director in Valencia on Elisir d’amore, at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo Greek Passion and Cosi fan tutte at the New National Theatre Tokyo. Since then Alessandro collaborates regularly with Damiano Michieletto. He worked with directors such as Daniele Abbado, Francesco Micheli, Henning Brockhaus, Pippo Delbono, Franco Ripa di Meana, Yannis Kokkos and others. Recent productions worth mentioning include: Il Trittico (Theater an der Wien), Don Carlo (Wiener Staatsoper), Cavalleria Rusticana (Teatro San Carlo, Naples), Nabucco (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), Ballo in Maschera (Teatro La Scala) and many others. For the 2014/15 season he created the lighting design for Il Viaggio A Reims (De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam), Divine parole (by Ramón del Valle Inclan, Piccolo Teatro di Milano) and Guillaume Tell at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, all three productions with director Damiano Michieletto. During the season 2015/16 and for the second time at Royal Opera House in London he created the lighting design for the new production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci which has been awarded as Best Opera Production at the Laurence Olivier Awards. Further productions in the same season include: Die Zauberflöte at Teatro de la Fenice, Otello at Theater an der Wien, Il Trittico at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Dreigroschenoper (Opera da tre soldi) at Piccolo Teatro di Milano. He won the Knight of Illumination Award 2015 for the opera Guillaume Tell, production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Working with light

Alessandro Carletti


LIGHTING DESIGNER

2017

Damnation de Faust

conductor Daniele Gatti - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Capuleti e Montecchi

conductor Matteo Pagliari - director Silvia Paoli - scenes Andrea Belli - costumes Giulia Giannino

Opera Tenerife

Intimissimi on ice

creative director Marco Balich - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Chiara Ferragni - coreography Nathan Clarke

Arena di Verona

Fammi udire la tua voce

composer Adriano Guarnieri - conductor Marco Angius - director Federico Grazzini

Teatro Lirico Sperimentale Spoleto

Rigoletto

conductor Carlo Rizzi - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Agostino Cavalca

Dutch National Opera

Il Trovatore

conductor Marco Armiliato - director Daniele Abbado - scenes Graziano Gregori - costumes Carla Teti

Wiener Staatsoper

2016

Adelson E Salvini

conductor José Miguel Perez Sierra - director Roberto Recchia - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Catherine Buyse Dian

Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini

Aquagranda

Music Filippo Perocco - conductor Marco Angius - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti - video Carmen Zimmermann & Roland Horvat

Fondazione Teatro La Fenice

Samson et Dalila

conductor Philippe Jordan - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Opéra Bastille (Opera National De Paris)

La donna del Lago

conductor Michele Mariotti - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Klaus Bruns

Rossini Opera Festival

Nabucco

conductor John Fiore - director Federico Grazzini - scenes Valeria Bettella - costumes Klaus Bruns - video Luca Scarzella - coreografie Marta Iagatti

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma/Caracalla

Cendrillion

conductor Henrik Nánási - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Klaus Bruns - coreografie Sabine Franz

Komische Oper Berlin

Opera da tre soldi

conductor Giuseppe Grazioli - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti - coreografie Chiara Vecchi

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

Otello

conductor Antonio Manacorda - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Theatre an der Wien

2015

Cavalleria Rusticana - Pagliacci

conductor Antonio Pappano - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Royal Opera House - Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and The Göteborg Opera

Elisir d'amore

conductor Thomas Rösner - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Silvia Aymonino

La Monnaie - Bruxelles

La Gazza Ladra

conductor Donato Renzetti - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Rossini Opera Festival

Il crepuscolo di Arcadia

director Marco Filiberti - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Patricia Toffolutti

Le vie del Teatro

Guillaume Tell

conductor Antonio Pappano - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

ROH Royal Opera House London

Nozze di Figaro

conductor Marc Minkowski - director Felix Breisach - scenes Jens Kilian - costumes Doris Maria Aigner

Theater an der Wien

Divine parole

director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

Viaggio a Reims

Conductor Stefano Montanari - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin

Dutch National Opera/Kopenhagen and Opera Australia

2014

Don Checco

Conductor Francesco Lanzillotta - director Lorenzo Amato - costumes Giusy Giustino

Teatro San Carlo

Zorba il Greco

Conductor Mikhail Agrest - coreographer Lorca Massine

San Carlo Opera Festival – Teatro San Carlo

Madama Butterfly

Conductor Nicola Luisotti - director Pippo Delbono - scenes Nicola Rubertelli - costumes Giusy Giustino

San Carlo Opera Festival – Teatro San Carlo

Cenerentola

Conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi director Damiano Michieletto scenes Paolo Fantin video Rocafilm

Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele

Rake's Progress

Conductor Antony Bramall - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Oper Leipzig – Teatro La Fenice

Don Giovanni

Conductor Stefano Ranzani - director Lorenzo Amato - scenes Angelo Canu - costumes Marja Hoffmann

Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Otello

Conductor Renato Palumbo - director Henning Brockhaus - scenes Nicola Rubertelli - costumes Patricia Toffolutti

Teatro Massimo di Palermo – Teatro San.Carlo di Napoli

L'ispettore generaale

Director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria

2013

Idomeneo

Conductor René Jacobs - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti - Video Rocafilm

Theater an der Wien

Falstaff

Conductor Zubin Metha - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti - Video Rocafilm

Salzburg Festspiele

Un Ballo in Maschera

Conductor Daniele Rustioni - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Teatro alla Scala

Nabucco

Conductor Nicola Luisotti - director Daniele Abbado - scenes & costumes Alison Chitty - video Luca Scarzella - movimenti coreografici Simona Bucci

Teatro alla Scala – Royal Opera House

Conversation Pieces

Director Marco Filiberti - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Patricia Toffolutti - sound Marco Benevento

Le vie del Teatro in Terre di Siena

2012

Trittico

Conductor Rani Calderon - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Theater an der Wien

Cavalleria Rusticana

Conductor Pinchas Steinberg - director Pippo Delbono - scenes Sergio Tramonti - costumes Giusi Giustino

Teatro San Carlo

Don Carlo

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst - director Daniele Abbado - scenes Graziano Gregori - costumes Carla Teti

Wiener Staatsoper

Elisir D’amore

Conductor Alberto Veronesi - director Francesco Torrigiani - scenes Francesca Cannavò - costumes Lisa Rufini

Teatro di Messina

Il Ventaglio

Director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatri e Umanesimo Latino S.p.A

Byron’s Ruins

Director Marco Filiberti - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Patricia Toffolutti

Amat – Teatro Stabile delle Marche

2011

Norma

Conductor Daniel Oren - director Francesco Torrigiani - scenes and costumes Tommaso Lagattola

Teatro Verdi - Salerno

La Salustia

Conductor Corrado Rovaris - director Juliette Deschamps - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Vanessa Sannino

Jesi – XI Festival Pergolesi Spontini

La Serva Padrona

Conductor Corrado Rovaris - director Henning Brockhaus - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Giancarlo Colis

Jesi – XI Festival Pergolesi Spontini

Il novello Giasone

Conductor Antonio Greco - director Juliette Deschamps - scenes Benito Leonori - costumes Vanessa Sannino

Festival della Valle d’Itria

Elisir D’amore

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Silvia Aymonino

Palau de les arts

Greek Passion

Conductor Asher Fisch - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Silvia Aymonino

Fondazione Teatro Massimo

Così fan tutte

Conductor Miguel A. Gómez-Martínez - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes and costumes Paolo Fantin

NNTT Tokyo

2010

L'italiana in Algeri

Conductor Alberto Zedda - director, scenes, costumes Damiano Michieletto

Palau de les Arts

Sigismondo

Conductor Michele Mariotti - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Carla Teti

Rossini Opera Festival

La finta giardiniera

Conductor Guillaume Tourniaire - Director Italo Nunziata - scenes Pasquale Grossi - costumes Ruggero Vitrani

Al Ain Classic Festival

2009

Le Mattine 10 alle 4

Director Luca De Bei - scenes Francesco Ghisu - costumesSandra Gardini

Artisti Riuniti e NoirDesir.it

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Conductor Gianpaolo Maria Bisanti - Director Damiano Michieletto - costumes Carla Teti

Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini

La scala di seta

Conductor Claudio Scimone Director Damiano Michieletto scenes e costumes Paolo Fantin

Rossini Opera Festival

Noutjoum El Ouloum

Programma live Doha (Qatar)

imagicTV production

Il Ratto dal serraglio

Conductor Jeffrey Tate - Director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin - costumes Silvia Aymonino

Teatro San Carlo

2008

Il Bello degli animali è che ti vogliono bene senza chiedere niente

Director Massimo Di Michele - costumes Giuseppe Testa - Coreografie Tiziano DI Muzio

I Margini, AMAT e teatri di Civitanova

2007

Sylvano Silvano - Work in Progress (Silvano Bussotti)

Conductor Flavio Emilio Scogna - Director Francesco Micheli - Luci Guido Levi e Alessandro Carletti

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia e Fondazione Musica per Roma

Un Cuore Semplice

ispirato al racconto di Gustave Flaubert

Director Luca De Bei - scenes Francesco Ghisu - costumes Sandra Gardini

Teatro Eliseo

Sonata d'Autunno

di Ingmar Bergman

Director Federico Olivetti - scenes Emanuela Dall'Aglio

La Rabbia Giovane Teatro dell'Arte C.R.T. Milano

2006

Il Funerale del padrone

testo di Dario Fo

Director Massimo Di Michele scenes Mariuccia Pisani costumes Marco Dell'Oglio Colonna sonora Paolo Terni

Teatro Eliseo

Il tempo e altrove

ispirato a Ingmar Bergman

Director Federico Olivetti

Teatro Argot

IV: Onora il padre e la madre

tratto dall'opera del regista K. Kieslowski

Director Federico Olivetti

Teatro Argot

2005

Il fucile da caccia

di Inoue Yasushi

Director Piero Maccarinelli

Artisti Riuniti

2004

L'apparenza inganna

di Francis Veber

Director Nora Venturini - scenes Cinzia Lo Fazio - Musica Lino Patruno

2003

Chiacchiere e Sangue

Director Daniele Costantini - scenes Cinzia Lo Fazio

Il cappello di paglia

Director Francesco Torriggiani - scenes e costumes Greta Podestà

Teatro comunale di Salerno

2002

Compagni di Viaggio

Director Nora Venturini

La Senora

Director Fabio Coccifoglia e Sonia Barbadoro

Le donne di Picasso

Director Terry D'alfonso

Lezioni Americane

Director Orlando Forioso

Teatro Eliseo

2001

Medea

Director Francesco Torriggiani - scenes e costumes PierPaolo Bisleri

Peter Pan

Director Orlando Forioso - scenes e costumes Santuzza Calì

Teatro Eliseo

Norma

Director Mattia Testi - scenes PierPaolo Bisleri - costumes Ruggero Vitrani

Teatro Comunale di Cremona

2000

Maria Stuarda

Director Giancarlo e Pierpaolo Sepe - scenes Alessandro Camera

Teatro Eliseo

Edipo re

Director Lamberto Puggelli - scenes e costumes Luisa Spinatelli

Teatro de gli incamminati

Gesù

Director Franco Branciaroli - scenes Marco Capuana - costumes Elena Ciccorella

Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro de gli Incamminati

Il Malato Immaginario

Director Lamberto Puggelli - scenes Luisa Spinatelli - costumes Vera Marzot

Teatro de gli incamminati

Oreste

Director Stefano De Luca scenes e costumes Carla Ricotti

Teatro de gli incamminati

ASSISTANT LD

2010

  • Cenerentola

    Conductor Evelino Pidò - director Daniele Abbado - sceness Gianni Carluccio - costumes Giada Pallino - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Coproduction Opéra de Nice, Teatro Municipale Valli de Reggio-Emilia (Fondazione I Teatri) et Fondazione Lirico-Sinfonica Petruzzelli de Bari Opéra de Nice

  • Piccoli Amori

    Conductor Giuliano Carella - director, scenes e costumes Mietta Corli - lighting designer Guido Levi

    67 Settimana Musicale Senese

  • Un ballo in maschera

    Conductor Renato Palumbo - Director Joseph Franconi Lee - scenes Mauro Carosi - costumes Odette Nicoletti - lighting designer Guido Levi

    ABAO OLBE

  • Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture

    Scenes Christian Floeren - lighting designer Wolfgang von Zoubek

2009

  • Louise

    Conductor Patrick Fournillier - Director Vincent Boussard - scenes Vincent Lemarie - costumes Chantal de la Coste - Messeliere - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Opera National Du Rhin Strasbourg

  • L'imbalsamatore

    Conductor Erasmo Gaudiomonte - Director Giorgio Battistelli - scenes Angelo Linzalata - lighting designer Guido Levi

    66 Settimana Musicale Senese

2008

  • Carmen

    Conductor Avier Ulacia - Director Emilio Sagi - scenes Gerardo Trotti - costumes Jesus del Pozo Donato - lighting designer Guido Levi

    LA Opera Los Angeles

  • Ermione

    Conductor Roberto Abbado Director Daniele Abbado scenes Graziano Gregori costumes Carla Teti lighting designer Guido Levi

    Rossini Opera Festival

  • Maometto II

    conductor Gustav Khun - director Maichael Hampe - scenes Alberto Andreis - costumes Chiara Donato - lighting designer Franco Marri

    Rossini Opera Festival

  • Turandot

    Conductor Antonello Alliandi - Director Nuria Espert - scenes Ezio Frigerio - costumes Franca Scuarciapino - lighting designer Vinicio Cheli

    Teatre del Liceu - Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, ABAO-OLBE

  • Jackie'O

    conductor Christopher Franklin - director Damiano Michieletto - scenes Paolo Fantin

    Lugo Opera Festival 2008

  • El Holandes errante

    Conductor Pedro Halffter - Director, scenes e costumes Yannis Kokkos - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Teatro Comunale Bologna - Teatro de la Maestranza Siviglia

2007

  • Aida

    Conductor Donato Renzetti - Director Joseph Franconi Lee - scenes e costumes Mauro Carosi - Maestro di Coro Boris Dujin - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Teatro Reggio di Parma - Bilbao ABAO OLBE

  • Il tempo sospeso del volo

    Libretto di Franco Ripa Di Meana

    Conductor Yoichi Sugiyama - director Franco Ripa Di Meana - music Nicola Sani - scenes Edoardo Sanchi - costumes Silvia Aymonino - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Teatro Cavallerizza di Reggio Emilia - Festival Verdi

  • Il Signor Bruschino

    Conductor Carlo Rizzari - director Daniele Abbado - scenes Angelo Linzalata - costumes Giada Palloni - lighting designer Guido Levi

    Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma

  • Dido and Aeneas

    Conductor Roberto Polastri - director Roberto Recchia - scenes Elisabetta Ajani, Controluce Teatro D'Ombre - costumes Romeo Liccardo - lighting designer Marco Cittadoni

    Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Lugo Opera Festival

  • Otello

    Director Giancarlo Del Monaco - scenes Carlo Centolavigna - costumes Maria Filippi - lighting designer Wolfgang Von Zoubek

    Rossini Opera Festival

  • 2005-2006

    • La Fabbrica del Sorriso

      director of Photograph Massimo Garzia

      In collaboration with Teatro Parioli

    2003

    • Otello

      Director Antonio Calenda - scenes Bruno Tramonti

      Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia

    • America

      Director Maurizio Scaparro - lighting designe Mario Carletti - scenes Lele Luzzati

      Teatro Elise

Filming operator

1994-1996 Operator for Maurizio Costanzo Comunicazione

1990 Assistant Operator for Vincenzo Leoni

1989-1992 Collaborations with Graphic Art Studio

  • Project
    Cad project
    Work in progress.
  • Koicolor color match system
    Koi color matching system
    Color palette
    Work in progress.