Graham Vick

Graham Vick (born 30 December 1953 in Birkenhead) is an English opera director known for his experimental and revisionist stagings of traditional and modern operas.wikipedia
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Birmingham Opera Company

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He has worked in many of the world's leading opera houses and is currently artistic director of Birmingham Opera Company.
The company was founded by leading international opera director Graham Vick and conductor Simon Halsey as City of Birmingham Touring Opera in 1987, acquiring its current name in 2001.

Mittwoch aus Licht

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Vick's productions with Birmingham Opera include the first UK production of Othello to feature a black tenor in the title role in 2009, and the 2012 world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's notoriously difficult Mittwoch aus Licht.
The director was Graham Vick, music director Kathinka Pasveer, designer Paul Brown, lighting Giuseppe di Iorio, and choreography Ron Howell.

Falstaff (opera)

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Many of Vick's productions can be seen on DVD including Lulu (Glyndebourne, 2004) Warner Music Vision B000189L10, and Falstaff (Covent Garden, 2001) Opus Arte B00005NUP8.
Among more recent players of the title role Bryn Terfel has taken the part at Covent Garden in 1999, in a production by Graham Vick, conducted by Bernard Haitink.

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Graham Vick (born 30 December 1953 in Birkenhead) is an English opera director known for his experimental and revisionist stagings of traditional and modern operas.

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Graham Vick (born 30 December 1953 in Birkenhead) is an English opera director known for his experimental and revisionist stagings of traditional and modern operas.

Royal Northern College of Music

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Vick studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Gustav Holst

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At age 24, he directed a production of Gustav Holst's Savitri for Scottish Opera, and became the company's director of productions in 1984.

Savitri (opera)

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At age 24, he directed a production of Gustav Holst's Savitri for Scottish Opera, and became the company's director of productions in 1984.

Scottish Opera

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At age 24, he directed a production of Gustav Holst's Savitri for Scottish Opera, and became the company's director of productions in 1984.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

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From 1994 to 2000, Vick was director of productions at Glyndebourne Opera.

Otello

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Vick's productions with Birmingham Opera include the first UK production of Othello to feature a black tenor in the title role in 2009, and the 2012 world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's notoriously difficult Mittwoch aus Licht.

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Vick's productions with Birmingham Opera include the first UK production of Othello to feature a black tenor in the title role in 2009, and the 2012 world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's notoriously difficult Mittwoch aus Licht.

Lulu (opera)

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Many of Vick's productions can be seen on DVD including Lulu (Glyndebourne, 2004) Warner Music Vision B000189L10, and Falstaff (Covent Garden, 2001) Opus Arte B00005NUP8.

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera

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Millington, Barry, "Vick, Graham" in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London, 1992) ISBN: 0-333-73432-7

Order of the British Empire

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Vick was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

Sébastien Guèze

He started titles roles with Rodolfo in La bohème in 2008 at the National Opera of Athens staged by Graham Vick, then receiving widespread recognition as one of the most promising tenors of his generation.

Laura Claycomb

Following her European debut in Geneva, she sang Marie at Turin's Teatro Regio in Luca Ronconi's production and again as Ismene in Graham Vick's production of Mitridate, Rè di Ponto.

Johannes Erath

First he served as an assistant to Willy Decker, Nicolas Brieger, Guy Joosten, Peter Konwitschny and Graham Vick in theaters all over Europe.

Mosè in Egitto

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It did not re-appear until 2011 when it was seen in a production by Graham Vick.

Wake (opera)

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It was premiered on 14 March 2018 by Birmingham Opera Company, in a production by Graham Vick.

Simon Halsey

In 1987, he founded the City of Birmingham Touring Opera (since 2001 the Birmingham Opera Company) with leading international opera director Graham Vick.

Saimir Pirgu

He worked with Franco Zeffirelli, Woody Allen, Peter Stein, Graham Vick, Willy Decker, Deborah Warner, Luca Ronconi, Kasper Holten, David McVicar, Ferzan Ozpetek, Mario Martone, Michael Haneke, Robert Carsen.

Die Gezeichneten

Back in Europe, the same month, Die Gezeichneten received six performances at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in a production by Graham Vick.

2009 Birthday Honours

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Graham Vick, Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera Company. For services to Opera.