Alex Brok has built an impressive resume designing lighting for some of the greatest directors, choreographers and scenographers in the opera world on a wide array of productions.
After studying at the Academy of Arts in Amsterdam, Brok moved to California, where he worked at the San Francisco Opera. Upon his return to Europe, he would go on to work on the stages of the Amsterdam National Opera (“Le Mariage secret,” “Clemency,” “Trouble in Tahiti,” “The Barber of Seville,” “Juditha Triumphans,” “Ritratto”), the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (“Così fan tutte”), the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe (“Semele,” “Les Contes d'Hoffmann”), the Stadttheater in Osnabrück (“Antigona”), the Nederlandse Reisopera (“La Traviata,” “Le Vaisseau fantôme,” “Orphée et Eurydice”), by Opera Zuid (“Werther”), by the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (“Il Tabarro,” “Suor Angelica,” “Gianni Schicchi” in the production of Lotte de Beer), the Opera de Cologne (“Moses in Egypt”), the Opera in Leipzig (“Lulu”), the Aalto-Theater in Essen (“Carmen”), the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (“Les Pêcheurs de perles,” Lotte de Beer), the Opera of Zurich (“Manon”), of the Staatsoper of Stuttgart (“Don Carlos,” Lotte de Beer), of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein of Düsseldorf (“Alcina,” Lotte de Beer).
The production of “Così fan tutte” at the Bolshoi Theatre, which Blok designed lighting for alongside director Floris Visser, has been nominated five times for the prestigious Golden Mask award.
Brok teaches lighting creation at Stanford University and participates in numerous productions of the university’s theatrical department.