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Yannis Thavoris graduated with a diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1995. He then studied European Scenography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, obtaining a Master of Arts in 1997. He was the overall winner of the 1997 Linbury Prize for Stage Design.

Awards and Nominations

List Of Productions

2024

MARX IN LONDON! | Director: Stephen Barlow | Scottish Opera

2023

MANSFIELD PARK | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal Northern College of Music

ARIODANTE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Academy of Music

2022

VIVA LA DIVA | Director: Stephen Medcalf | Buxton International Festival

HANSEL AND GRETEL | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal College of Music

DIE FLEDERMAUS | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal Northern College of Music

2021

L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE & GIANNI SCHICCHI | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal Academy of Music

2020

MANSFIELD PARK | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal Northern College of Music

VIVA LA DIVA | Director: Stephen Medcalf | Salzburg State Theatre, Austria

2019

ROBERTO DEVEREUX | Sets Only | Director: Harry Fehr | Baden State Theatre, Germany

HANSEL UND GRETEL | Director: Stephen Medcalf | Grange Park Opera

ORLANDO | Director: Harry Fehr | San Francisco Opera, US

OTELLO | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Magdeburg Opera, Germany

ROMEO ET JULIETTE | Director: Stephen Barlow | Estonian National Opera

2018

ORESTES | Director: Yannis Anastasakis | National Theatre of Northern Greece

TOSCA | Director: Harry Fehr | Nederlandse Reisopera, The Netherlands

HANSEL UND GRETEL | Director: Stephen Medcalf | Royal Northern College of Music

2017

CENDRILLON | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Northern College of Music

KAT'A KABANOVA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Holland Park

L'ELISIR D'AMORE | Director: Harry Fehr | Den Jyske Opera, Denmak

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Director: Victoria Newlyn | Sibelius Academy, University of Arts, Helsinki, Finland

WUTHERING HEIGHTS | Director: Yannis Kalavrianos | National Theatre of Northern Greece

2016

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA | Director: Henry Fehr | Royal College of Music

ALCINA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Academy of Music

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI | Director: Harry Fehr | Buxton Festival

ARIODANTE | Director: Harry Fehr | Scottish Opera

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER | Director: Pamela Recinella | Estonian National Opera

2015

ORLANDO | Director: Harry Fehr | Welsh National Opera

MERLIN | Director: Liam Steel | Nuffield Theatre

LE DONNE CURIOSE | Director: Stephen Barlow | Guildhall School of Music and Drama

THE DANCING MASTER/I PAZZI PER PROGETTO | Director: Martin Lloyd Evans | Guildhall School of Music and Drama

2014

MERLIN | Director: Liam Steel | Royal & Derngate

RIGOLETTO | Director: Stephen Barlow | National Opera Bucharest, Romania

MADAMA BUTTERFLY | Director: David McVicar | Scottish Opera

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST | Director: Stephen Barlow | Opera Holland Park

2013

L’ENFANT PRODIGUE/FRANCESCA DI FOIX | Director: Stephen Barlow | Guildhall School of Music

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA | Director: Harry Fehr | Buxton Festival

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI | Director: Stephen Barlow | Opera Holland Park

LA DONNA DEL LAGO | Costumes only | Director: John Fulljames | Royal Opera House

2012

LA NAVARRAISE/LE PORTRAIT DE MANON/COMEDY ON A BRIDGE | Director: Stephen Barlow | Guildhall School of Music

THE LADY FROM THE SEA | Director: Harry Fehr | Scottish Opera

TOSCA | Director: Stephen Barlow | Sante Fe Opera

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE | Director: Stephen Barlow | Royal Academy of Music

2011

MADAM BUTTERFLY | Director: Stephen Barlow | Mid Wales Opera

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SAUL | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Buxton Festival

RITA/IOLANTA | Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans | Guildhall School of Music

ORLANDO | Director: Harry Fehr | Scottish Opera

2010

LA BOHÈME | Director: Stephen Barlow | British Youth Opera

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Stephen Barlow | Opera Holland Park

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Holland Park

TWO WOMEN | Director: Ryan Romain | Theatre Royal Stratford East

2009

THE GREAT EXTENSION | Director: Kerry Michael | Theatre Royal Stratford East

PETRUSHKA | Choreographer: Ian Spink | Scottish Ballet at the Edinburgh Festival

KATYA KABANOVA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Holland Park

NATIONAL OPERA STUDIO SHOWCASE | Director: Jo Davies | Hackney Empire

THE KING GOES FORTH TO FRANCE | Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans | Guildhall School of Music

TOSCA | Director: Stephen Barlow | Opera Holland Park at Richmond Theatre

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | Sets only | Director: David McVicar | Scottish Opera (transfer from Strasbourg, France)

2008

GIGI | Director: Timothy Sheader | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

TOSCA | Director: Stephen Barlow | Opera Holland Park

AIDA | Sets only | Director: John Caird | Welsh National Opera

2007

LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN | Sets only | Director: Laurence Dale | Nationale Reisopera, The Netherlands

JENUFA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Opera Holland Park

NABUCCO | Director: John Fulljames | Opera Holland Park

2006

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | Sets only | Director: David McVicar | Opera de Oviedo, Spain (transfer from Strasbourg, France)

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO | Sets only | Director: Olivia Fuchs | English National Opera

A NIGHT AT THE CHINESE OPERA | Director: Jo Davies | Royal Academy of Music

2005

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | Sets only | Director: David McVicar | Strasbourg Opéra National du Rhin, France

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN | Director: Timothy Sheader | UK Tour

OPERA SERIA | Sets only | Director: Laurence Dale | Nationale Reisopera, The Netherlands

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO | Director: David McVicar | English National Opera (transfer from Copenhagen, Denmark)

2004

THE BATTLE OF GREEN LANES | Director: Kerry Michael | Theatre Royal Stratford East

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO | Director: David McVicar | Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen

2003

NATIONAL OPERA STUDIO SHOWCASE | Director: Danny Slater | Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

CANDIDE | Director: Graham Vick | Birmingham Opera Company

OPRICHNIK | Director: Graham Vick | Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Italy

2001

THE RAKE’S PROGRESS | Director: Annabel Arden | English National Opera

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | Winner of South Bank Show Award and nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production | Director: David McVicar | Aldeburgh Festival/ English National Opera/ BBC

2000

MADAMA BUTTERFLY | Director: David McVicar | Scottish Opera

1999

CARMEN | Director: Robert Chevara | English Touring Opera

1998

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT | Director: Ian Spink | English Touring Opera

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA | Director: Michael Bogdanov | English Shakespeare Company

FRANZISKA | Director: Georgina Van Welie | The Gate Theatre, London