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George Souglides

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George Souglides was born in Cyprus and now lives in France.
1984 - 1985 : Post-Graduate , Motley Theatre Design Course , London .
1981 - 1984 : Ba ( Hons ) Interior / 3D Design , Kingston University .
1980 - 1982 : Art Foundation Course , Middlesex University , London .

Has worked extensively in Opera, Theatre and Dance in Britain, Europe and the USA. Recent opera productions:Marivaux's La Dispute at the National Theatre of Cyprus directed by Constantinos Arvanitakis, Tristan and Isolde for the Novaya Opera in Moscow directed by Nicola Raab, The Golden Cockerel at Bergen National Opera directed by Mark Lamos, Le Nozze di Figaro at Gothenburg Opera directed by Stephen Langridge and Cosi Fan Tutte at Greek National Opera directed by Rodula Gaitanou, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci at Irodeion Theatre in Athens directed by Graham Vick, Don Carlos at the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, La Damnation de Faust at the Lyric Opera Chicago, Otello at the Salzburg Festival and Opera di Roma, Salome at Malmo Opera and Orphee et Euridice at the Greek National Opera, all with director Stephen Langridge. In 2008 he designed the US Premiere of The Flowering Tree by John Adams at Chicago Opera Theatre, directed by Nicola Raab and conducted by Adams. Other Opera: Bluebeard by Offenbach, Bregenz Festival and St Polten, dir.Stephen Langridge, The Barber of Seville, Grange Park Opera and tour, dir. Ptolemy Christie and Il Prigioniero, Greek National Opera, dir. Christopher Alden. Also Maria Stuarda, Grange Park Opera, Arianna in Creta, Nationale Reisopera and Le Nozze di Figaro, Grange Park Opera and Semele, Buxton Festival, all dir. Stephen Langridge, Der Freischutz, Nationale Reisopera, Holland, dir. Marcel Sijm, Xerxes, Greek National Opera, dir. James R. Carson, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Ystad Opera, Sweden and The Possessed, Greek National Opera, dir. Stephen Langridge. Aida, Scottish Opera, co-Designer, dir. Antony Mc Donald, Un Ballo In Maschera, Bregenz Festival Indoor Version, dir. Mathias Janser, L’Elisir D’Amore, Greek National Opera, dir. V.Anastasiou and Cosi Fan Tutte, Scottish Opera Go Round, The Rape of Lucretia, Snape Maltings, Britten Pears School, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aldeburgh Festival and Madama Butterfly, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, dir. James R. Carson.He designed his first Musical, The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel at the Curve theatre directed by Paul Kerryson. Also the costumes for 42nd Street at Chichester festival's acclaimed production which was revived at the Curve Leicester. At Epidauros Amphitheatre he designed Peace by Aristophanes for the National theatre of Northern Greece directed by Yannis Iordanidis. At the Gate theatre, London, two modern Noh plays by Yukio Mishima,Hanjo and Lady Aoi, dir. James R. Carson. In Ireland he became resident designer at Castleward Opera designing Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Pasquale, La Traviata and Gianni Schicci among others. Other work at this time includes Maria Stuarda and Don Giovanni with Opera Northern Ireland and Measure for Measure at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. Working in Dance he designed Mind the Gap by Sue Maclennan at the ICA for Dance Umbrella, Alistair Fish by Tom Cairns and Aletta Collins for BBC2 Dance for Camera and later, with Director/Designer Antony McDonald, as Associate Designer, Ashley Page’s Fearful Symmetries for the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, Sadler’s Wells and Herodion , Athens (Olivier Award for best ballet production). Other collaborations with Antony McDonald include Beatrice and Benedict at Santa Fe and Amsterdam, L’Enfant et Les Sortileges and Der Zwerg at the Paris Opera and Un Ballo In Maschera at the Bregenz Festival 1999 which was voted best production of the decade by Opernwelt magazine and was part of the winning entry of the British team at the Prague Quadriennale of Scenography in 2003.
Theatre work includes Le Bourgeois Gentillhomme, NTNG, dir. Yannis Iordanidis,The Private Room, New End Theatre, dir Debra Hauer, Arcadia, NTNG , dir.Constantinos Arvanitakis, The Misunderstanding, Ilisia Theatre and Pterodactyls, Athinon Theatre, dir V.Mavromati, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Diana Theatre, dir V.Anastasiou and Comedy, Kalamata Theatre, Greece, dir. St.Tsakiris.
In 2007 he took part in the National Theatre Design Exhibition Collaborators and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was also part of the Greek team at the Prague Quadriennale Scenography exhibition.In June 2010 he had a solo exhibition/installation at the Mediatheque in the town of Uzes in France, titled Le fil D’Arianne.

Current Projects
He is currently designing A Flowering Tree by John Adams at Gothenburg Opera, Boris Godunov (Sets) for Savonlinna Opera, Lohengrin for Danish Royal Theatre and L'Italiana in Algeri for Garsington Opera