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
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
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.