Born in Rome, the lighting designer Alessandro Carletti is back at Oper Frankfurt, where he helped ensure the huge success of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound last season, for this new production of Rossini's Otello. He works regularly at many leading theatres in Europe and received the »Knight of Illumination Award« in 2015 for his work on a production of Guillaume Tell at the Royal Opera House in London. He collaborates regularly with the director Damiano Michieletto and their productions have been seen in cities including Venice, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris, Zürich, Vienna, Rome, Tokyo, at this year's Salzburg Festivals and the next stop's Melbourne. He lit Barrie Kosky productions of La Bohème, Bernstein's Candide and Handel's Semele at the Komische Oper Berlin, the film director John Turturro's production of Rigoletto at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and, more recently, Lotte de Beer's Die Jungfrau von Orléans / The Maid of Orléans at the Theater an der Wien. Other leading directors with whom he has worked have included Daniele Abbado, Francesco Micheli, Henning Brockhaus, Pippo Delbono, Franco Ripa di Meana and Yannis Kokkos.