Nikos Petropoulos was born in Athens in 1943. He studied stage design at the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS (ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI) in Rome, while simultaneously studying architecture. He graduated with honours in 1970 and got his Phd on Russian Baroque, architecture and stage design (prof. V. GUZZI).
He has worked as an art director and costume designer on more than 110 operas in Greece and abroad. (Greek National Opera, The Athens Concert Hall, Athens Festival, Monte-Carlo, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Poland etc.)
Since 1997, he has directed operas and theatre plays in Greece and several other countries all over the world. He has directed the operas Tosca,Orpheus and Eurydice, Andreas Senie,Lucia de Lammermoor,Traviata,Salome,Turandot, Lombardi, Rigoletto, Sicilian Vespers, The Siege of Corinth (G.N.O 2002) for the Cultural Olympiad etc.
He has also worked as an art director on 14 TV series.
He was assigned by “The Friends of Music Society of Athens” the research of an innovative Opera House, the first of which is scheduled to be built in Sparta.
He is also consultant on issues regarding the stage designing and expansion of the National Theatre. He was artistic consultant at the international competition for Beijing’s National Aquatic Centre. He researched and designed the Open Air Theatre of Patras and was special advisor for the restoration of the Public Theatre of Pireaus. He has been honored with the “Apollon” award for his contribution to the Greek National Opera.
The Union of Greek Critics for Music honored him with the “Grand Music Award” in 2009.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Association of Athens and the Athens Camerata. He was also managing director of the Greek National Opera in 1982.
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- Director:IANNIS SMARAGDIS
- Producer:ELENI SMARAGDI
- Co-Producer:FEDOR POPOV
- Script:PANAYIOTIS PASCHIDIS
- JACKIE PAVLENKO
- IANNIS SMARAGDIS
- VLADIMIR VALUTSKY
- Story:IANNIS SMARAGDIS
- Music:MINOS MATSAS
- Director of Photography:ARIS STAVROU
- Art Director:NIKOS PETROPOULOS
- Costume Designer:LALA HUETE
- Editor:YORGOS MAVROPSARIDIS
- Sound:MARINOS ATHANASOPOULOS