Dimitris Matsoukis

He made his debut as a director and set designer at the drama and opera school of the Hellenic Conservatoire. He had the ambition to establish an Institute for Directing at the Hellenic Conservatoire. In 1936 he was recommended as director of a major cooperative operetta troupe that was to be funded by the State, but eventually he was not hired. From 1937 to 1938 he worked with the Greek Royal Theater and directed Moliere’s works The Impostures of Scapin [Les Fourberies de Scapin] and The Affected Young Ladies [Les Précieuses ridicules]. In 1940 he worked as a co-director in the GNO production of the operetta The bat [Die Fledermaus]. In 1941 and 1942 he directed the first GNO productions of the operas Carmen (1941-42) and The fallen woman [La traviata] (1941-42).