Yannis Thavoris

Yannis Thavoris(Thessaloniki, Greece)

2018–19 Season: Production Designer, Orlando

Yannis Thavoris makes his San Francisco Opera debut as production designer of Orlando. Winner of the 1997 Linbury Prize for Stage Design, he studied at the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.

Thavoris’ recent designs include Otello at Theater Magdeburg, Roberto Devereux (sets) at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Tosca at Nederlandse Reisopera, Orestes with National Theatre of Northern Greece at the Epidaurus Festival, Cendrillon at Royal Northern College of Music, L’Elisir d’Amore with Danish National Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, La Finta Giardiniera with Royal College of Music and the Buxton Festival, Alcina at the Royal Academy of Music, Der Fliegende Holländer with Estonian National Opera, and I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Buxton Festival.

Past projects include Ariodante, The Lady from the Sea, Orlando, and Madama Butterfly at Scottish Opera; Aida (sets) at Welsh National Opera; La Donna del Lago (costumes) at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Tosca at Santa Fe Opera; Pelléas et Mélisande at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; The Rake’s Progress at English National Opera; La Clemenza di Tito with Royal Danish Opera and English National Opera; The Rape of Lucretia with English National Opera/Aldeburgh Festival; and La Fanciulla del West, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, Pelléas et Mélisande, Katya Kabanova, Tosca, Nabucco and Jenufa with Opera Holland Park.