1997 LINBURY OVERALL WINNER
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'‘After over 23 years since I won the Linbury Prize I still consider it the most overwhelmingly positive catalyst in my path as a Scenographer / Stage Designer.
I will always be deeply grateful for the initial exposure and confidence boost and, most importantly, for the invaluable real-world experience that I gained with the attached commission!’'
Yannis Thavoris, Designer
Yannis Thavoris graduated with a diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1995. He then obtained a Master of Arts in European Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
He was the winner of the 1997 Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
His recent designs include: Viva la Diva (Salzburger Landestheater), Roméo et Juliette (Estonian National Opera), Hänsel & Gretel (RNCM and Grange Park Opera), Orlando (San Francisco Opera), Roberto Devereux (sets, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe), Otello (Theater Magdeburg).
Also Tosca (Nederlandse Reisopera), Orestes (National Theatre of Northern Greece at the Epidaurus Festival), Cendrillon (Royal Northern College of Music), L’elisir d’amore (Den Jyske Opera, Denmark), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki), La finta giardiniera (Royal College of Music and Buxton Festival), Alcina (Royal Academy of Music), Der Fliegende Holländer (Estonian National Opera), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Buxton Festival);
Ariodante, The Lady from the Sea, Madama Butterfly (Scottish Opera), Aida (sets, Welsh National Opera), La donna del lago (costumes, Royal Opera House), Tosca (Santa Fe Opera), Rigoletto (National Opera Bucharest), Pelléas et Mélisande (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires), The Rake’s Progress (English National Opera), Così fan tutte (sets, Opéra National du Rhin), La clemenza di Tito (Royal Danish Opera / ENO), The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh Festival / ENO), Oprichnik (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari), La fanciulla del West, Cavalleria rusticana and I pagliacci, Don Giovanni, Pelléas et Mélisande, Katya Kabanova, Tosca, Nabucco, Jenufa (Opera Holland Park).