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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First he served as an assistant to Willy Decker, Nicolas Brieger, Guy Joosten, Peter Konwitschny and Graham Vick in theaters all over Europe.
Moïse et PharaonMoïseMosè
It did not re-appear until 2011 when it was seen in a production by Graham Vick.
Graham Vick's first major new opera production was ON's Così fan tutte in 1982.
It was premiered on 14 March 2018 by Birmingham Opera Company, in a production by Graham Vick.
In 1987, he founded the City of Birmingham Touring Opera (since 2001 the Birmingham Opera Company) with leading international opera director Graham Vick.
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.
2009 Birthday Honours2009 Queen's Birthday Honours2009
Back in Europe, the same month, Die Gezeichneten received six performances at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in a production by Graham Vick.
MutiRiccardo MutiMaestro Muti
In the following years Muti has been constantly present at the festival, conducting both numerous concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and opera productions, such as Così fan tutte (staged by Michael Hampe) from 1982 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1991, La clemenza di Tito (staged by Peter Brenner) in 1988 and 1989, Don Giovanni (staged by Michael Hampe) in 1990 and 1991, La traviata (staged by Lluis Pasqual, and designed by Luciano Damiani) in 1995, The Magic Flute in 2005 (staged by Graham Vick) and 2006 (staged by Pierre Audi, stage designed by Karel Appel), Otello (staged by Stephen Langridge) in 2008, Moise et Pharaon (staged by Jürgen Flimm) in 2009, and Orfeo ed Euridice (staged by Dieter Dorn) in 2010.
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisSt. LouisOpera Theater Saint Louis
Well-known directors Graham Vick, Jonathan Miller, and Mark Lamos have made U.S. operatic debuts with OTSL, as did conductors Leonard Slatkin and Christopher Hogwood.
The director of the production is Graham Vick.
The opera was revived at the Paris Opera in May 2015 with Thomas Hampson in the title role, Sophie Koch as Genièvre and Roberto Alagna as Lancelot, conducted by Philippe Jordan, in a production by Graham Vick.
The visiting professors have included Thomas Allen, Graham Vick, John Eliot Gardiner, Renée Fleming, Jane Glover, and Katie Mitchell.
In 2012 Sharon was Associate Director of the world premiere of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht with Graham Vick for the London 2012 Cultural Olympics.
Alberghini sang under the baton of such conductors like Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Riccardo Chailly, Maurizio Benini, Teodor Currentzis, Michele Mariotti, Alberto Zedda and in productions by directors like Jonathan Miller, Luca Ronconi, Graham Vick, Francesca Zambello, Peter Hall, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Damiano Michieletto.
Its first production in modern times was in 1983 at the Spitalfields Festival in London directed by Graham Vick and sung in English translation.
He also designed the first Italian translation of Bernstein's Candide for Graham Vick at Batignano, Tuscany.
A modern production staged by Graham Vick and conducted by William Christie took place at Glyndebourne in 2017.