Sir David McVicar


The renowned Scottish director’s productions are seen annually in major houses worldwide, with recent highlights including new productions of Adriana Lecouvreur, Roberto Devereux (both at the Metropolitan Opera, the latter a company premiere), Médée (Geneva’s Grand Théâtre), and I masnadieri (La Scala). McVicar has created nine new productions for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and seven for the Met, where he will direct a new Don Carlos next season. He has also directed at La Scala (Les Troyens), Opera Australia (Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro), the Vienna Staatsoper (Tristan und Isolde, Falstaff), English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Salzburg Festival, the Mariinsky Theatre, and many other major companiesAmong his awards is the 2011 Grand Prix de la Musique du Syndicat de la Critique. In 2012 he received a knighthood and was made a Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres.

Productions at Lyric: Macbeth (2021|22), Elektra (2018|19), Il trovatore (2018|19, 2014|15, 2006|07), Wozzeck (2015|16), La clemenza di Tito (2013|14)


Last updated: May 19, 2021