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George Kok

George Christiaan Kok

Director for Sempre Avanti Production Co


Born 18-08-1944 in Lichtenburg South Africa

George Kok is Director of Sempre Avanti Production Co. His achievements as Artistic Director of state Theatre include securing the rights and producing musicals and operas for PACT's: Me & My Girl, Crazy for You, West Side Story. He made his international debut for Greek National Opera in 1997 with Mozart's The Magic Flute. He then returned to Greece to re-direct said opera for the January, February 1998 season and the 1999, 2000 season.



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Current Position(s)

Director | Sempre Avanti Production Co
1997 - present

Director |
Athens, Greece | 1997 - present

Opera Singer & Director |


Previous Position(s)

Artistic Director | PACT Opera State Theatre
1992 - 1996

Assistant Artistic Director | PACT Opera State Theatre
1990 - 1992

Principal Soloist | PACT
1986 - 1992

Senior Lecturer | University of the Witwatersrand
1982 - 1984

Assistant Director | Opera: PACT
1972 - 1982

Soloist | Opera
1968 - 1985

Achievements

Awards

International Opera Award for direction of Zauberflöte in Greece | OTTO

Vita Life Award for Aschenbach in Death in Venice

Nederburg Opera Prize for Florestan

SAA/State Theatre Performing Arts Award

Vita Award for Florestan | AA Mutual Life

Lilian & Ivan Solomon Award

Vita Award for most Outstanding Performance in Opera in SA | AA Mutual Life

Nederburg Opera Prize for Herodes

Nederburg Opera Prize for Goro & Prince Orlofsky

Overseas Study Grant | Ernest Oppenheimer Trust

Gold Medal: Most Outstanding Final Year Student | UP

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