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Stathis Livathinos

Stage Director

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Stathis Livathinos is a graduate of the School of Drama: Pelos Katselis and of the Department of English Literature of the University of Athens. He then graduated from the department of theatre at the Russian Academy of Theater Art (GITIS) in 1990 with an M.A. in Theatre Direction with distinction and an M.F.A. in Theatre Acting. Stathis Livathinos is currently Director of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.



2017 saw Stathis' debut as opera regisseur by invitation of Peter de Caluwe, Artistic Director at La Monnaie/De Munt. For his first opera Stathis invited Alexander Polzin (sets), Andrea Schmidt-Futterer, Otto Pichler and Alekos Anastasiou.



Stathis presented in February 2019 Agammenon at China’s National Theatre in Beijing. His Iliad has won critics’acclaim. He has been awarded the Moscow Critics Award for his Rosencrantz and Guildestern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, which was first staged at the Mayakovsky Theatre, remaining in its repertoire for 11 years.


Also, he received the Greek Critics Circle Award: New Creator, in 2000 for the direction of the play Illusion Comique by Tony Kushner and Best Director with the Fotos Politis Award in 2002.


In 2001 Stathis Livathinos became the Artistic Director of the Experimental Stage of the Greek National Theatre. During the seven years (2001-2007) in the Experimental Stage, Stathis Livathinos directed several shows where he created a group of talented young actors many of who were nominated and awarded for several theater shows.

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Iliad, Stathis Livathinos
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La Monnaie/DeMunt - Aida - Stage Director

Stathis Livathinos is a theatre director fed by ancient culture and Russian theatre. In Verdi’s Aida, he has found, intact, the quality that made the strength of the great Greek tragedies, this capacity to represent, through a myth or an imaginary story, the human suffering with unmatched penetration: “All is there, before our eyes, real, near and immediate”, said Jacqueline de Romilly in a sentence that can be applied to Aida, whose music goes beyond the anecdotal to the universal.

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