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Performer: Sir David McVicar

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SevilleLa traviata

© Jane Hobson
Verdi: La traviata
Pedro Halffter; Sir David McVicar; La Maestranza; Juan Manuel Busto; Tanya McCallin; Nino Machaidze

ViennaFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Zubin Mehta; Sir David McVicar; Vienna State Opera; Charles Edwards; Gabrielle Dalton; Ambrogio Maestri; Olga Bezsmertna

TokyoBenjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night’s DreamNew production

Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Martyn Brabbins; Sir David McVicar; New National Theatre; Rae Smith; Hiroaki Otsuka; Michele Angelini

GlyndebourneDie Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Nicholas Carter; Sir David McVicar; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Lisette Oropesa; Martin Mitterrutzner

New York CityRoberto Devereux

Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
Maurizio Benini; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; Moritz Junge; Angela Meade; Jamie Barton
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From cabaret to cathedral: McVicar's spectacular Faust in Sydney

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès) © Prudence Upton
The revival of David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust provides spectacle and entertainment in spades, with strong performances from Ivan Magrì (Faust) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès).
****1
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A darkly gothic Don Giovanni entertains in Sydney

Luca Micheletti (Don Giovanni) and Anna Dowsley (Zerlina) © Keith Saunders
David McVicar's dark and gothic Don Giovanni is revived in Sydney, with stand-out performances from Luca Micheletti as an unapologetic and dashing Don, and Eleanor Lyons as a magnificent Donna Anna
****1
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Great Britten: Death in Venice returns to Covent Garden

Gerald Finley (Gondolier) and Mark Padmore (Aschenbach) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Benjamin Britten's final opera hasn't been staged by The Royal Opera in over 25 years, but his setting of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice receives a great new production by Sir David McVicar. 
*****
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Magical Flute: McVicar's Zauberflöte returns to Covent Garden

Elsa Dreisig (Pamina) and Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

David McVicar’s imaginative staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute comes back for its eighth run at the Royal Opera with an excellent new cast.

****1
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McVicar's The Marriage of Figaro lights up the Opera Australia stage

Paolo Bordogna (Figaro), Anna Dowlsey (Cherubino) and Stacey Alleaume (Susanna) © Prudence Upton
A beautiful 17th-century setting does nothing to dim the freshness and relevance of Sir David McVicar's production for Opera Australia.
****1
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