Greek designer takis makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season designing Phaedra in the Linbury Theatre.
takis studied set and costume design, at the Romanian National University of the Arts in Bucharest, technical theatre arts at RADA and design methodologies at the London College of Fashion. He is currently completing a doctorate at Aalto University in Finland. Opera and ballet design credits include set designs for the ballet The Little Mermaid for Finnish National Opera, and designs for Monteverdi’s Ulysses’s Homecoming, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Handel’s Ottone and Haydn’s Life on the Moon for (English Touring Opera), Isabeau, La rondine and Die Fledermaus (Opera Holland Park) and Semele (Royal Academy Opera). His many theatre designs include Stovepipe (National Theatre), Ditch (Old Vic), Measure for Measure, Clytemnestra (Sherman Theatre), Am I Dead Yet?, Fear and I Caught Crabs in Walberswick (Bush Theatre), The Memory of Water (New Vic Theatre/SJT), The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate), The Good Person of Sichuan (Mercury Theatre) and work for the Edinburgh Festival. His major musical credits include Five Guys Named Moe, The Toxic Avenger and In the Heights (West End), Flashdance (UK and Oslo), Hairspray (UK), Side Show (Southwark Playhouse), The LK Musical (Singapore) and a multimedia installation for the Kuwait National Theatre. He designed Antigone for the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama.
takis’s work has been exhibited at the Design Museums in London and Helsinki, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Bucharest Modern Art Museum. takis has also designed installations for London and Paris Fashion Week and Giffords Circus, and created a feature film and several short films.