11 & 12 June 2016, Halle Händel-Festival/Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt, Germany. Parnassus Arts Productions Camerata Orchestra friends of music/ Armonia Atenea, Giorgos Petrou, Director: Angela Kleopatra Saroglou, Set Designer:Giorgos Kolios, Costume Designer: Yiannis Katranitsas, Light Designer: Stella Kaltsou Xavier Sabata, Hasnaa Bennani Lazreq,Yuriy Mynenko, Juan Sancho, Dilyara Idrisova, Petros Magoulas
Thessaloniki Music Hall.20-21 Οctober 2014.These two different stories presented one after the other based on the same scenery, a wooden scrap yard. Music direction: Vladimiros Simeonides, direction: Alexandros Efklides, sets & costumes: Yiannis Katranitsas.
National Opera of Greece, October 2015.This performance took place in “Olympia” theater. Ballet and singers of NOG performed this adaptation(for children) of Maria Cousouni on Bizet’s Carmen. Music adaptation: Yiannis Belonis, choreography: Maria Cousouni, general direction: Alexandros Efklides, sets design: Yiannis Katranitsas, costumes design: Tota Pritsa, poetic text: Aemilia Vasilakaki.
National Opera of Greece, December 2008.This play is one of the most popular operettas in the history of Greek lyric theater, written by Nikos Hatziapostolou in 1921. This performance took place in Acropol Theater(Athens). Conductors: Giorgos Katsaros, Giorgos Aravidis, director: Isidoros Sideris, sets & costumes: Yiannis Katranitsas.
ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER/ 2-3 APRIL 2016
Soprano: Frauke Aulbert DissonArt ensemble: Theodoros Patsalidis, Jannis Anissegos, Alexandros Stavridis, Lenio Liatsou, Vassilis Saitis Electronics: Dimitris Maronidis Direction: Alexandros Efklidis Set –costumes design: Yiannis Katranitsas
This is the main Christmas event of TIF-HELEXPO(Thessaloniki). Asterocosmos is the biggest thematic park in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe. Every year more than 200.000 people are visiting Tif-Helexpos pavilions in order to entertain themselves during Christmas time. Production managing, designers: Yiannis Katranitsas, Christina Mavropedi.
National Theater of Northern Greece, August 2000.This unique play presents the famous folk hero ‘Karagioz’ out of his white fabric scene. First performance took place in Municipal Garden Theatre of Thessaloniki. Direction: Yiannis Rigas, sets: Yiannis Katranitsas, costumes: Christos Broufas, music: Giorgos Christianakis.
This game was inspired by my college years when I use to paint during the teaching hours the face pictures that were into our books. Into the room we make a photo portrait of every visitor(photo studio+plotter). After they hang on the walls their portraits they paint (with erasable marker) portraits of others. They can erase what they have done(zelatine upon paper) and repaint.
This game was designed and created in 2015 by Yiannis Katranitsas for Magic Park Company at Thessaloniki. In order visitors having more fun, there have been selected heroes from well known thrillers. Five actors have performed these heroes in front of the eyes of the unsuspecting people into old’s house labyrinth.
Yiannis Katranitsas was born in Thessaloniki where he studied management, interior design, costume design & styling. He is also a self taught industrial designer. He works on: sets and costumes for opera and theater, interiors, thematic parks, lightings, furniture, cars, art projects. He works for: Athens Music Hall, Thessaloniki Music Hall, State Theater of Northern Greece, National Opera of Greece, Athens Festival,Parnassus Arts Productions,Municipal Theater of Larissa, Municipal Theater of Rumeli, Cultural Organization of Municipal of Kalamaria, Nova Bulgarsky Univercitat, Neo Theatro Thessalonikis, Horos Theater Company, Theatrokinisi, War Museum of Thessaloniki, Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace, Noesis Museum of Technology, TIF-HELEXPO, Onassis Cultural Center of Athens.In 2014 he cofounded HARAKAS-OBJECTS company where he produces lightings and furniture.