Pavlos Mantoudis

Painer, Set Designer
He was born in Athens in 1932 and studied Law at the University of Athens (1950-1955). He began to study drawing and painting under Kostas Eliades at the former Free Academy [Eleftheri Akadimia] (1955-1957). He subsequently took a four-year course in set and costume design at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (1957-1961), under Helmut Jürgens. During 1960-1969 he worked as resident set and costume designer in Germany, in theater, film and television productions. In 1969 he returned to Greece and, since then, he has worked with state and private theaters, as well as television. He designed sets and costumes for eight productions of Greek and foreign repertoire at the National Theater (1968-1992), as well as for the TV adaptation of Dürrenmatt’s Play Strindberg in the context of ET1’s Monday Theater series (1976). He collaborated with the National Theatre of Northern Greece in six productions of the Greek and foreign repertoire (1978-84). He has presented his works in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Since 1982, he has been teaching set design at the Vakalo Art and Design College. He is a translator of theatrical plays. Between 1967 and 1994, he collaborated with the GNO in more than 50 productions and/or revivals. He designed sets and costumes for eleven operas: The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The Magic Flute [Die Zauberflöte], Macbeth, Susanna's Secret [Il segreto di Susanna], The Sleepwalker [La sonnambula], Il signor Bruschino, The Cloak [Il tabarro], Sister Angelica [Suor Angelica], Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, and The Fire [I fotia] (Yorgos Sicilianos). He also designed sets and costumes for the operetta House of the Three Girls [Das Dreimädelhaus] and the ballet The Magic Toyshop [La boutique fantastique] (Grimanis/Rossini).