Georgios Anemogiannis

Set Designer, Costume Designer, Decorator
He was born in Heraklion, Crete, on 16/12/1916. He studied decoration at the Vienna University of Technology. He studied at the Special School of Theatre of Max Reinhardt and the Special School of Scenography of Professor Rottmayer at the Technical University of Vienna. He graduated from all three schools with honors. His debut was an exhibition at the Stratigopoulou Gallery (1939). Subsequently, he designed the settings for the work The Journey by Mr. Perisson [To taksidi tou kyriou Perisson] for the Marika Kotopouli troupe. In 1948 he was a key member of the Mousouri-Mordo-Anemogiannis troupe. Ever since he has collaborated with almost all private troupes of Athens, as well as with the National Theatre and the National Theatre of Northern Greece. From 1944 to 1992 he worked with the GNO, staging 9 lyric works, 69 productions and/or production revivals. Several of these were premieres of the GNO: Orient / Anatoli (1945-1946), Les contes d'Hoffmann (1945-1946), Der Bettelstudent (1944-1945), Gräfin Mariza, The Apaches of Athens (1984-1985), Un ballo in maschera (1949-1950). He designed sets for the opera Orfeo ed Euridice at the first Festival of Athens (1955). He participated in over 400 theatrical productions of all kinds, as well as in film and television productions. He undertook many times the decoration of pavilions at exhibitions and he designed advertising mockups. He authored studies for scenography and he was a theater critic in art magazines and the daily press. He was a member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts and the Union of Greek Theatrical Technicians. He organized the Museums “Panos Aravantinos” in Piraeus (1973) and “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Crete (1978). In 1999 he published an artistic album of his works. He died in Athens on 19/10/2005. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.