Graham Vick CBE

Director

Management

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Groves Artists represents Graham Vick CBE worldwide

Biography

Vick is the Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company, and works in the world’s major opera houses with the world’s leading conductors, including Muti, Levine, Haitink, Gergiev, Runnicles, Ozawa and Mehta.

Director of Productions at Scottish Opera 1984-1987 and Glyndebourne 1994-2000, his many awards include Italy’s “Premio Abbiati” six times, Spain’s “Premio Campoamor” 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, and was Visiting Professor of Opera Studies at Oxford University in 2002/3 and 2014/15. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2009 and Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2016.

Graham Vick has directed Wagner at the Royal Opera House, Chausson in Paris, Verdi at La Scala and Vienna, Mozart at the Salzburg Festival, Monteverdi in Bologna, Schoenberg and Shostakovich at the Metropolitan Opera, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev at the Mariinsky, the Zarzuela Currovargas in Madrid and Rossini at Pesaro. His collaborations with living composers include Luciano Berio’s Un re In ascolto in London, Paris and Chicago and Outis at La Scala, Stephen Oliver’s Timon Of Athens at English National Opera, Ravi Shankar’s Ghanashyam, Jonathan Dove’s Life is a Dream and Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Wednesday from Light with Birmingham Opera Company, and most recently Georg Friedrich Haas’s Morgen und Abend for the Royal Opera House. Future projects include Haas’s Morgen und Abend and Britten’s Death in Venice in Berlin, Die Tote Stadt at La Scala, Semiramide in Pesaro and a new commission by Giorgio Battistelli for Birmingham Opera Company.

Graham Vick’s pioneering work in Birmingham has attracted the attention of people and companies worldwide. Although a small operation, Birmingham Opera Company is now seen to be at the forefront of the modernisation of opera and a pioneer in its development as a 21st century art form.

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Reviews

  • Götterdämmerung in Palermo

    There are not many opera productions that you would cross oceans to see. Graham Vick’s Götterdämmerung in Sicily however compelled such a voyage… Graham Vick’s mastery of theatrical languages in no less than astounding. His intuitions of the terrors of our present world and their connections to our artistic past are profound. The images he creates are not simple metaphors but remain rich poetic intuitions to be embraced rather than defined.

    Michael Milenski Opera Today
  • Glyndebourne – Eugene Onegin

    Vick’s poetic touch is evident throughout, and masterly.

    Rupert Christiansen The Telegraph

News

  • Graham Vick CBE directs new production of ‘Death in Venice’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin starring Paul Nilon
    03.03.17

    Graham Vick CBE directs new production of ‘Death in Venice’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin starring Paul Nilon

  • Graham Vick CBE appointed International Chair of Opera at RNCM
    23.01.17

    Graham Vick CBE appointed International Chair of Opera at RNCM

  • Graham Vick directs new Idomeneo in Gothenburg with Paul Nilon in title role
    24.08.16

    Graham Vick directs new Idomeneo in Gothenburg with Paul Nilon in title role

  • Graham Vick awarded honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society
    11.05.16

    Graham Vick awarded honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society

  • Ingpen artists to feature in Glyndebourne Festival 2017
    09.05.16

    Ingpen artists to feature in Glyndebourne Festival 2017

  • Ingpen & Williams artists feature in Opera Awards shortlist
    01.03.16

    Ingpen & Williams artists feature in Opera Awards shortlist