Graham Vick is knighted in the New Year Honours list

Graham Vick has received a knighthood in the 2021 New Year Honours List.

The citation read:

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost opera directors of modern times. Director of Productions of Scottish Opera 1984-87 and Glyndebourne 1994-2000, he has been Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company since its foundation in 1987 where his pioneering work has brought world premieres of Ravi Shankar, Dove, Battistelli, Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht and radical productions of Votzek, Othello, Khovanskygate to the most unlikely places (a disused factory, an abandoned ice rink, a defunct rock venue), integrating local volunteers into the process of making and building bridges with the city’s socially diverse, multi ethnic population.

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



Sir Graham Vick CBE (1953 – 2021)'s profile