Thomas Moschopoulos

He was born in Bitola, Yugoslavia in 1965. He studied literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as theater in the Drama School of the National Theater of Northern Greece and film at the International Media Workshop, Udine, Italy. From 2001 to 2008, he co-managed, together with Giannis Chouvardas, the Theatro tou Notou (Amore) [Theater of the North]. He directed, among others, works of Goldoni, Shakespeare, Marivaux, Euripides, Calderon, David Gregg, Joe Orton, Mark Ravenhill, etc. In 2004, he designed the first part of the Closing Ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He has received the Franco Abbiati award (2003), the Ancient Drama Award from the Association of Theater and Music Critics (2009), the Karolos Koun Theater Award (2011), as well as the State Documentary Award (Greece) and the Golden Knight award at the International Film Festival in Minsk. He directed and co-created a number of highly successful and popular theater performances for children (Kalamata Municipal Theater, Theater Xenia Kalogeropoulou). He also directed films and collaborated with the Greek Public Radio and Television (ERT). His direction credits include the Athens Concert Hall productions of the operas Così fan tutte (1997) and The turn of the screw (2002); the oratorio Jeanne d 'Arc au bûcher (2004 ); and, Giorgos Kouroupos’ Kokkinoskoufitsa (Little Red Riding Hood) and Nikos Kypourgos’ Siopi, o vasilias akouei (Silence, the King can hear) musicals (1994). He also directed Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Onassis Cultural Center, 2012), as well as the operas Lincoronazione di Poppea (Italy, 2005: Cremona, Como, Ravenna, Mantua), and Tamerlano (Athens Festival 2006).