RETURNAlexandros Efklidis

Alexandros Efklidis

Director
Atistic director of the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera. He was born in Thessaloniki, in 1975. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts School of Drama of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued with postgraduate theater studies at the Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University. He completed his PhD at the School of Drama of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a state scholarship. His articles have been published in Greece, France, Rumania and Russia. He teaches at the School of Drama of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at the School of Musical Education and Art of the University of Macedonia. He also taught at the Summer Academy of the National Theater, the Drama Schools of the National Theater and the National Theater of Northern Greece and at the Department of Theater Studies of the University of Patras. He has worked at the National Theater of Northern Greece as a repertoire consultant (2002-04). He has also directed musical plays and operas, such as Strychnine Lady, Anaparastasis Ι and Anaparastasis ΙΙΙ by Jani Christou, Acis and Galatea by Handel, The Soldiers’ Tale by Stravinsky (co-production of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and the National Theater of Northern Greece), Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (Municipal Theater of Kalamaria, 2003), The Apaches of Athens (Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 2013). He also directed the operas Pagliacci, Oedipus Rex [Edipo Re], La bohème (2008-09) for the Opera of Thessaloniki and the performances Unknown dialects: 8 musical lectures with the music of Giorgos Koumendakis (2010) and the operetta The Daughter of the Storm by Sakellaridis (2011) for the Athens Festival. In collaboration with the institution “Beggars’ Operas” he staged the musical plays Yasou Aida (2012) and The Journey to Reims [Il viaggio a Reims] (2013) at the Neukölln Opera in Berlin. From 2013 onwards, he is a resident director at the Greek National Opera, for which he has directed Rita (2008-09), Pagliacci (2008-09), The Bat [Die Fledermaus] (2013-14) and The Murderess (2013-14).