Sir David McVicar (born 1966, Glasgow) is a Scottish opera and theatre director. He attended Netherlee Primary School and then Williamwood High School. 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.
- Adriana Lecouvreur: Royal Opera House (Available on DVD)
- Agrippina: La Monnaie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, English National Opera
- Aida: Royal Opera House
- Alcina: Bilbao, Oviedo
- Billy Budd: Lyric Opera of Chicago
- La bohème: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
- Carmen: Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Available on DVD.)
- La clemenza di Tito: English National Opera
- Les contes d'Hoffmann: Salzburg Festival, Vlaamse Opera
- Don Giovanni: La Monnaie
- Faust: La Monnaie
- Fidelio: New Zealand International Arts Festival
- Giulio Cesare: Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Available on DVD.)
- Hamlet: Opera North
- Idomeneo: Vlaamse Opera, Scottish Opera
- L'incoronazione di Poppea: Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra national du Rhin, Copenhagen Opera House
- Macbeth: Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Opera House
- Madama Butterfly: Scottish Opera
- Manon: New Zealand Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Liceu (Available on DVD.)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream: La Monnaie
- Le nozze di Figaro: Royal Opera House (Available on DVD.)
- The Rape of Lucretia: Aldeburgh Festival
- Il re pastore: Opera North
- Rigoletto: Royal Opera House (Available on DVD.)
- Der Rosenkavalier: Opera North, Scottish Opera
- Salome: Royal Opera House (Available on DVD.)
- Semele: Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra national du Rhin
- Sweeney Todd: Opera North
- Tamerlano: Deutsche Oper am Rhein
- Tosca: English National Opera
- Il trovatore: The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera
- Die Zauberflöte: La Monnaie, Royal Opera House
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.
- Independent interview, 2001
- The Independent, (May 6, 2007), "The pink list 2007: The IoS annual celebration of the great and the gay". Retrieved June 25, 2007.
- The London Gazette: . 16 June 2012.
- "David McVicar". BBC News. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
- http://www.mariinsky.ru/print/en/opera/mcvicar Biography of David McVicar
- http://www.positivenation.co.uk/issue90/regulars/artspage/arts_special.htm Interview with Positive Nation
- http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article342211.ece Interview with the Independent