Marios Angelopoulos

Set and Costume Designer
He was born in Alexandria, Egypt in August 1909. He was a versatile artist, for he was not only a costume designer for theatre and cinema, but also a painter, sketch artist, stage designer, director, writer and poet. He attended courses in Athens with the architect Momir Korunović and with the painters Pericles Byzantios and Fotis Kontoglou. Later he continued his studies in art studios in London and Paris. In 1929 he had his first solo exhibition in Corfu. Since then, other exhibitions followed in Greece and abroad. His professional career began at the Sunday edition of the newspaper "Elefthero Vima", where he worked as a sketch artist. He then turned to the theater and directed many plays in Greece and abroad (1935-1985). In 1937 he directed the play Hamlet, performed at the historic Old Vic Theater in London, and then took over the direction of the technical workshops at Marika Kotopouli’s Rex Theatre. From 1952 to 1962, he worked closely with actor and director Costas Mousouris on many projects. As a set and costume designer, he worked in the largest theatres in Greece, but also in France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus and Yugoslavia. In fact, his stage designs are estimated at 6.000 and his costume works are ten times as numerous as his stage designs(!). In addition, he participated in many panhellenic art exhibitions of scenography and painting, while in 1963, at the invitation of the Italian government, he was the only representative of Greece to participate in the first World Scenography Exhibition in Naples. He was repeatedly honored for his work and contribution to art (1954, 1966, 1983). At the Greek National Opera, he worked as set and costume designer on the productions of Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto, Mefistofele. He died in Athens on 22/11/1995 at the age of 86. // Last update of the biography: October 2023 - The list of the productions bellow is complete.