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Nicholas Georgiadis was born in Greece and in 1953 went to England. He studied architecture in Athens, New York and the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where he now lectures on stage design.
His designs for the ballet include MacMillan’s Danses Concertantes, House of Birds, Noctambules, Agon, The Burrow, The Invitation, Las Hermanas, Song of the Earth, Manon, Mayerling, Orpheus (for The Royal Ballet), Benjamin Britten’s Prince of the Pagodas (for the Royal Opera House), Swan Lake (for the Berlin Opera House); Nureyev’s production of The Nutcracker, The Tempest and MacMillan’s production of Manon (for The Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet), Swan Lake (Vienna State Opera House), The Sleeping Beauty (La Scala, Milan, National Ballet of Canada, Vienna State Opera and London Festival Ballet), Raymonda (American Ballet Theatre, Zurich Opera House and Paris Opera Ballet), Manfred (Zurich Opera House), Don Quixote (Zurich, Berlin and Paris Opera Houses, and International Ballet Festival, Boston); and Lynn Seymour’s Intimate Letters (Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet).
Mr. Georgiadis’ designs for Orpheus and The Tempest won him the London Evening Standard Ballet Award for the most outstanding achievement in 1982.
Mr. Georgiadis’ designs for opera include Aida and The Trojans (The Royal Opera); Medea (Frankfurt Opera House); Anna Bolena (Athens Opera House); and Don Giovanni (Athens Festival). He also designed for Aix-en-Provence Festival Mozart’s La Clemence de Tito, and last year Chillea’s Adriana Lecouvreur for the Athens Opera. His designs for plays include Lysistrata (Royal Court), Montherlant’s La Reine Morte (Oxford Playhouse), Julius Caesar (Old Vic), Antony and Cleopatra (Prospect Theatre Company), All for Love (Prospect), Captain Brassbound’s Conversion (Haymarket), more recently Pirandello’s As You Desire Me, (for which he received the Carlos Koun Prize) and Schintzler’s Anatol. His costume designs for films include Euripides’ The Trojan Woman, and the reconstruction of the Ballets Russes designs for Nijinksy.
Mr. Georgiadis received the C.B.E. at the 1984 Birthday Honours.