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Eleni Manolopoulou

Set Designer, Costume Designer
She was born in Larissa in 1972. She studied interior design and jewelry design at the Vakalo Art and Design College (1989-1992) and then worked in those disciplines for three years. She continued her studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, at the studio of Nikos Kessanlis. She also attended classes at the Scenography Studio of Giorgos Ziakas. She has worked with directors Tassos Bantis, Stathis Livathinos, Nikita Milivojevic, Yannis Moschos, Michail Marmarinos, Tamila Kulieva, Stamatis Fassoulis, Konstantinos Arvanitakis, Theodoros Abazis, Giorgos Lazanis, Eleni Boza, Dimitris Mavrikios, Eleni Skoti, Stavros Tsakiris, Lakis Lazopoulos, Lefteris Vogiatzis, Giannis Kakleas, Vassilis Mavromatis, Giannis Margaritis, as well as with choreographers Anastasia Lira and Haris Mandafounis. Among other productions, she has worked in four with the National Theater of Greece (2002-2005) and four more with the National Theater of Northern Greece (2006-2010). She has collaborated with the Theater of Kefallinias Street, the Art Theater, the Theater of Kykladon Street, the Athens Concert Hall, Poreia Theater, the Athens Festival, etc. During the years 1998-2000 and 2007-2008 she taught set design at the Actors’ School of Empros Theater. She was awarded the “Panos Aravantinos” award which is the Theatrical Museum’s set/costume design award. She also participated in Stergios Niziris’s film Wrong Century [Lathos aionas] (1999) and designed the set and the costumes for the “Hourglass” (Klepsydra) scene during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. For the GNO, she designed the sets and costumes for A Masked Ball [Un ballo in maschera] (2011/12) and Seymour Barab’s children’s opera Little Red Riding Hood (2013).