Italian costume designer
Carla Teti studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and has worked with important opera directors such as Daniele Abbado, Damiano Michieletto, Andrei Konchalovskii, Andrea Breth and Barrie Kosky.
She has designed costumes for the most prestige opera houses of the world, worthwhile mentioning are productions such as Nabucco- Arena di Verona, Idomeneo and Rossini’s Otello and the Puccini’s Trittico for Theater an der Wien, Gazza Ladra, Ermione and Sigismondo for the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Madama Butterfly Teatro Regio Torino, Lucia di Lammermoor and Corsaro in Opernhause Zürich, in 2012 she made her Salzburg Festival debut with La Bohème and returned for Falstaff in 2013.
She made her Royal Opera House London debut in 2015 on Guillaume Tell, directed by Damiano Michieletto. She returned later that year to work on Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (Olivier Award 2016) and in 2019 she prepared Les contes d'Hoffmann, co-production between Opera Australia and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her work has been featured in Opéra de Paris (Samson et Dalila), Royal Danish Opera, Theatre an der Wien (Idomeneo, Otello, Trittico), Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Roméo et Juliette and The Rake’s Progress, Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni, Macbeth, Die Lustige Witwe), Teatro La Scala in Milan Un Ballo in Maschera and Salome , Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, and Trovatore and Don Carlos for Wiener Staatsoper , Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam Viaggio a Reims (Oliver awards 2017) In the 2019 this is revived in Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre.Additional productions include: Teatro La Fenice in Venice as well as the world première of Aquagranda (Premio Abbiati 2017). Damnation de Faust at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, (Director Damiano Michieletto) Pagliacci at Grand Theatre de Genève (Director Serena Sinigaglia), Semele at Komische Oper Berlin (Director Barrie Kosky), and with the Director Andrea Breth The Fiery Angel and Medea at Staatsoper Under der Linden.In 2011 she won the Opera Award for “Best Costume Designer” for the Premio Abbiati, and in 2017 was awarded the International Opera Award, Oscar Della Lirica. Carla Teti received an award for Best Opera Production at the Laurence Olivier Awards with Il Viaggio a Reims and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci for the Dutch National Opera.
In 2011 she won the prestigious music critic’s prize “Franco Abbiati” for the costumes of Sigismondo (Pesaro, Rossini Opera Festival), Don Giovanni (Venezia, Teatro la Fenice) and Madama Butterfly (Turin, Teatro Regio) 2017 was awarded the International Opera Award, Oscar Della Lirica, 2020.
At the 37th Annual Green Room Awards as best costume designer for “Viaggio a Reims” at the National Opera & Ballet- Amsterdam