Masterclass on the the Mozart-Da Ponte operas
21 May 2015
Free admission but tickets required from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/newchamberopera
Graham Vick is the Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company and works in the worldâ€™s major opera houses with the worldâ€™s leading conductors: Muti, Levine, Haitink, Gergiev, Runnicles Ozawa, Mehta.
He was Director of Productions at Scottish Opera (1984-1987) and at Glyndebourne (1994-2000). His many awards include Italyâ€™s Premio Abbiati five times and Britainâ€™s South Bank Show Award for Opera in both 1999 and 2002.
He is a Chevalier de Lâ€™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.
He was awarded the CBE in the Queenâ€™s Birthday Honours List in June 2009.
His Wagner productions include Die Meistersinger in London, Parsifal in Paris, Tristan und Isolde in Berlin, and Der Ring in Lisbon. Verdi : Macbeth & Otello at La Scala, Falstaff in London , Don Carlo in Paris, Rigoletto in Madrid, Barcelona, Palermo and Firenze. Mozart: Die Zauberflote Salzburg Festival and Da Ponte trilogy at Glyndebourne and Mitridate in London and A Coruna.
He directed the world premieres of Berioâ€™s Outis at La Scala and Stockhausenâ€™s Mittwoch aus Licht in Birmingham.
Recent and future plans include Khovanskygate in Birmingham, War and Peace with Gergiev for the new Mariinsky Theatre, the world premiere of Haasâ€™s Morgen und Abend at the Royal Opera House, Le Roi Arthus in Paris and La fanciulla del West at La Scala