RETURNAlexandros Efklidis

Alexandros Efklidis

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1975. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts School of Drama (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and continued with postgraduate theatre 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 and abroad. He taught 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 has also taught at the Summer Academy of the National Theatre of Greece, at the Drama Schools of the National Theatre and the National Theatre of Northern Greece and at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Patras. He worked at the National Theatre of Northern Greece as a repertoire consultant (2002-04). He has directed musical plays and operas, such as Strychnine Lady, Anaparastasis Ι and Anaparastasis ΙΙΙ by Jani Christou, Acis and Galatea by Handel, L'histoire du soldat by Stravinsky, Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (Municipal Theatre of Kalamaria, 2003), The Apaches of Athens (Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 2013), New Greece (the making of) (Athens Bienniale 2013 and Art Theatre 2014). For the Opera of Thessaloniki he has directed the operas Pagliacci, Edipo Re and La bohème (2008-09), while for the Athens Epidaurus Festival he directed the performances Unknown Dialects: 8 Musical Lectures With The Music of Giorgos Koumendakis (2010) and the operetta The Daughter of the Storm by Theofrastos Sakellaridis (2011). In collaboration with the institution Beggars’ Operas he staged the musical plays Yasou Aida! (2012) and AirRossini (2013). From 2013 onwards, he is a resident director at the Greek National Opera, for which he has directed Rita (2009), Pagliacci (2009), Die Fledermaus (2014, 2020), The Murderess (2014, 2016, 2021), Twilight of the Debts (2017), Powder her face (2019), Le nozze di Figaro (2019, 2021). From 2017 to 2022 he was artistic director of the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Performing and Digital Arts, University of the Peloponnese. // Last update of the biography: January 2022 - The list of productions below is continually updated.