David McVicar

Sir David McVicar (born 1966) is a Scottish opera and theatre director.


McVicar was born in Glasgow in 1966.[1][2] 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.[3] He was the guest on the BBC's Desert Island Discs on 5 October 2008.

He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to opera.[4][5]

Selected productionsEdit

Video recordingsEdit

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.


  1. ^ Kimberley, Nick (8 September 2001). "Opera's hot - and this man is the reason why". The Independent. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ Cooper, Michael (18 March 2016). "Can David McVicar Bring Peace to the Opera Wars?". New York Times. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ The Independent, (6 May 2007), "The pink list 2007: The IoS annual celebration of the great and the gay" Archived 7 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 25 June 2007.
  4. ^ "No. 60173". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2012. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Kenneth Branagh knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours". BBC News. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  6. ^ Profile, telegraph.co.uk; accessed 14 June 2014.

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