Italian costume designer Carla Teti studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and has worked with directors such as Daniele Abbado, Damiano Michieletto, Andrei Konchalovskii, and Andrea Breth, amongst others.
She has designed costumes for some of the most prestige opera houses, and productions such as; Don Carlo for Vienna State Opera, Boris Godunov in Turin, Ermione for the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Madama Butterfly and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Bari and Reggio Emilia.
Her work has been featured in, Samson et Dalila for Opéra de Paris, Il Trittico for Royal Danish Opera, Madama Butterfly in Turin, Lucia di Lammermoor in Zürich, Idomeneo and Rossini’s Otello for Theater an der Wien, Roméo et Juliette and The Rake’s Progress for Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Un Ballo in Maschera for Teatro La Scala in Milan, La Bohème and Falstaff for Salzburg Festival which was revived at Teatro La Scala, Die Zauberflöte for Teatro La Fenice and Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, and Trovatore for Wiene Staatsoper.
Carla 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.
Additional productions include; Guillaume Tell at Royal Opera House in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice as well as the world première of Aquagranda with music by Filippo Perocco (Premio Abbiati). Damnation de Faust at Teatro dell’opera di Roma, Vedova Allegra at Teatro La Fenice (Director Damiano Michieletto), I Pagliacci at Grand Theatre de Genève (Director Serena Sinigaglia), Semele at Komische Oper Berlin (Director Barrie Kosky), and Medea at Staatsoper Under der Linden-Berlin (Director Andrea Breth).
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.