Elektra. Previously: Manon (2003).
About the Artist:
David McVicar’s work was seen previously at HGO in Manon (2003). Trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, McVicar has directed numerous operas including Andrea Chénier, Les Troyens, Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida, Salome, The Marriage of Figaro, Faust, The Magic Flute, and Rigoletto for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; The Abduction from the Seraglio, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Julius Caesar, Carmen, and La bohème at Glyndebourne; Norma, Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, Julius Caesar, Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, and Il trovatore for the Metropolitan Opera; Wozzeck, Rusalka, Elektra, Julius Caesar, Manon, Il trovatore, and Billy Budd for Lyric Opera of Chicago; and a Ring cycle for Opera National du Rhin. His work has also been seen at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera Australia, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, Théâtre des Champs-Élysée, La Monnaie, Mariinsky Theatre, Berlin State Opera, Savonlinna Opera, and at the opera companies of Strasbourg, Frankfurt, and Lille. His Les contes d’Hoffmann was seen at the Salzburg Festival, and he directed La clemenza di Tito for the Aix-en-Provence Festival. He was knighted in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List and was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.