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Biografie

Having completed his training in Theatre Design at the Amsterdam School of

the Arts, Alex Brok left his native shores of The Netherlands in 1999 for

Stanford University in California, United States. There, he taught Lighting

Design and designed various productions within the theater department of

the university, including; A Midsummer Nights Dream, End Game and Die

Dreigroschenoper.

 

Alex went on to work for The San Francisco Opera on several productions.

During his time in the US, one of his designs was selected for exhibit at the

Prague Quadrennial of Design & Space, Czech Republic in 2003.

 

 Upon his return to The Netherlands Alex worked as a lighting designer for

numerous opera, theater and dance productions across Europe. Throughout

his career, Alex has worked with leading directors and choreographers and

given form to the concepts of leading scenographers in an impressive

display of productions which include; Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni,

L'elisir d'amore, Zauberflöte, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, La pietra del

paragone, Where the wild things are, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Albert

Herring, Death in Venice, Greek, Les mamelles de Tirésias, La voix humaine,

Dialogues des carmélites, Gianni Schicchi, Dido and Aeneas, Hänsel und

Gretel, Die Dreigroschenoper, Il Matrimonio

Segreto, Bastien und Bastienne, Háry János, Dv vdovy (The Two Widows),

Píhody liky Bystrouky (Cunning Little Vixen), Clemenza di Tito, Il signor

Bruschino, Carmen, Owen Wingrave, La bohème, Agrippina, Les pêcheurs de

perles, and Jenufa.

 

 In recent years, Alex has designed in colaboration with Floris Visser the

critically acclaimed ‘Così fan tutte’ (nominated for 5 Golden Masks) for The

Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and the award winning Orphée et Eurydice for

The Nederlandse Reisopera.

More recently Alex has designed ‘Il Trittico’ for the Bayerische Staatsoper in

München/Munich

 

Upcoming projects include ‘Die Fliegende Höllander’ for the Nederlandse

Reisopera, ‘il barbiere di siviglia ‘ for DNO&B in Amsterdam. Carmen for

opera Essen, and Lulu for opera Leipzig.

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