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Performer: Sir David McVicar

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BarcelonaDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Paolo Bortolameolli; Sir David McVicar; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Gustavo Dudamel; John Macfarlane; Nicky Gillibrand; Paule Constable

SevilleLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Pedro Halffter; Sir David McVicar; Teatro de la Maestranza; Manuel Busto; Tanya McCallin; Jennifer Tipton

ViennaDeath in VeniceNew production

Britten: Death in Venice
Gerrit Priessnitz; Sir David McVicar; Volksoper Wien; Vicki Mortimer; Paule Constable; Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper
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Musical excellence mired by stale production in the Met's Don Carlos

The Metropolitan Opera performs the original French version of Don Carlos for the first time with a distinguished ensemble of soloists, but the static production offers no new insights into the depth of Verdi's masterpiece.
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Sunlight on stage: Opera Australia's Marriage of Figaro returns

Three outstanding debuts and a warm and funny ensemble shine in David McVicar's naturalistic Marriage of Figaro. 
****1
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Rising stars have a crazy day: Figaro returns to Covent Garden

A sublime Federica Lombardi leads a young cast of mostly Italian singers in a revival of Sir David McVicar's popular staging. 
****1
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La Calisto arrives at La Scala for the first time and triumphs

Cavalli's debut at La Scala is a triumph, earning applause that not even a Bohème or a Traviata can sometimes elicit. 
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McVicar's Magic Flute staging revived at the Royal Opera House

Unlike many Flutes, David McVicar's 2003 production treats Mozart's score as a proper opera, albeit with romp instead of pomp. 
****1
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Scottish Opera’s Falstaff delights at the EIF

David McVicar’s Jacobean-inspired production is a true delight, a finely sung production led by Roland Wood as Verdi's fat knight.

****1
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