Graham Vick is the Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company and works in the world’s major opera houses with the world’s leading conductors: Muti, Levine, Haitink, Gergiev, Runnicles Ozawa, Mehta.
He was Director of Productions at Scottish Opera (1984-1987) and at Glyndebourne (1994-2000). His many awards include Italy’s Premio Abbiati six times and Britain’s South Bank Show Award for Opera in both 1999 and 2002.
He is a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Honorary Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham was Visiting Professor of Opera Studies at Oxford University in 2002/3 and will return in 2014/15
He was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2009.
His Wagner productions include Die Meistersinger in London, Parsifal in Paris, Tristan und Isolde in Berlin, and Der Ring in Lisbon. Verdi : Macbeth & Otello at La Scala, Falstaff in London , Don Carlo in Paris, Rigoletto in Madrid, Barcelona, Palermo and Firenze. Mozart: Die Zauberflote Salzburg Festival and Da Ponte trilogy at Glyndebourne and Mitridate in London, Sydney and A Coruna. He directed the world premieres of Berio’s Outis at La Scala and Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht in Birmingham where he recently staged Khovanshchina.
Plans include Le Roi Arthus in Paris, La fanciulla del West at La Scala, Death in Venice in Berlin and world premieres at the Royal Opera and in Birmingham