David McVicar

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Sir David McVicar (born 1966, Glasgow,[1]) is a Scottish opera and theatre director. He attended Netherlee Primary School and Williamwood High School.[citation needed]

He studied as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, graduating in 1989. In 2007, The Independent ranked him among the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain.[2] He was the guest on the BBC's Desert Island Discs on 5 October 2008.

He was knighted in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to opera.[3][4]

Selected productions[edit]

Video recordings[edit]

McVicar's productions of Faust, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto and Salome at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his Carmen and much-acclaimed Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, and his Manon at the Liceu are all available on DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Independent interview, 2001
  2. ^ The Independent, (May 6, 2007), "The pink list 2007: The IoS annual celebration of the great and the gay"; retrieved 25 June 2007.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60173. p. 1. 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "David McVicar". BBC News. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Profile, telegraph.co.uk; accessed 14 June 2014.

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