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McVicar, David

Overview
Works: 54 works in 221 publications in 6 languages and 2,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Opera films  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Music videos  Operas 
Roles: Director, Performer, Author, dir, Restager , sgd, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.M69, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David McVicar
Giulio Cesare opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel's masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression."--Container
Trollflöjten The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2003 production of Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) recorded live at Covent Garden
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's drama of revenge, in it stunning new production by David McVicar, is filled with some of the composer's most celebrated music
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century Seville, Don Jose, a naive army corporal seduced by Carmen, abandons his career, his fiancee, even his dying mother. However, Carmen soon tires of him and takes up with a toreador. Don Jose begs the gypsy to return to him, but tragedy is the result of her taunting declarations of freedom
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David McVicar's acclaimed 2006 production of Mozart's opera. Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with wit and depth, allowing the ensemble to capture the moments of dramatic tension and engage fully with the rhythm of what is already considered to be a classic production
Faust by Charles Gounod( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and Multiple languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct au Royal Opera House, Covent Garden de Londres le 19 juin 2004
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count di Luna fights Manrico over Leonora. He does not know that Manrico, a troubador who was raised by the gypsy woman Azucena, is actually his long-lost brother
Manon opéra comique en 5 actes et 6 tableaux by Jules Massenet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and features Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villazon, Samuel Ramey, and the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, with Victor Pablo Perez conducting
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish gypsy Carmen lives only for sensuality. Love drives her from man to man. She encompasses the sergeant Don José with her wiles, and leads him to mutiny and desertion. Finally nothing remains for him but to join a band of smugglers of which Carmen is a member. His fate is endurable as long as he keeps hold of the love of Carmen, but when she turns from him he is sunk into despair
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce DiDonato gives a sensational performance as Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti's bel canto drama, opposite Elza van den Heever as Queen Elizabeth. This Live in HD presentation of David McVicar's acclaimed 2012 production also stars Matthew Polenzani as Leicester, the man caught between the rival queens. Maurizio Benini conducts
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2008 production of Oscar Wilde's bible-based drama take the controversially disturbing film Salo as it's visual reference, setting the opera in a debauched palace in Nazi Germany
Adriana Lecouvreur opera in quattro atti by Francesco Cilèa( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in Italian and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cilea's melodrama tells the story of the 18th century actress of the Comédie-Française and her ill-fated love for Maurizio
Salome( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
The rape of Lucretia by Sue Judd( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David McVicar's acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten's chamber opera, recorded live during its premiere run at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2001
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opera in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of David McVicar's 2011 production of Richard Wagner's opera, performed for the first time at Glyndebourne
Les Troyens : opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Giulio Cesare opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of love and power set in the Middle East. Centers around Cleopatra's manipulation of Caesar and Ptolemy
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David McVicar's inventive hit production of Handel's most popular opera sets the story of Caesar's conquest of Egypt--and of its queen, Cleopatra--in the era of British 19th-century imperialism while also including elements of Baroque theater and Bollywood movies. David Daniels in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra lead the cast. Christophe Dumaux is Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brother, and Alice Coote and Patricia Bardon star as Sesto and Cornelia, son and widow of Caesar's opponent Pompey. Early music specialist Harry Bicket conducts and plays harpsichord continuo
Anna Bolena opera by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Netrebko opened the Met's 2011-12 season with her sensational portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king, in David McVicar's Met premiere production. Ildar Abdrazakov stars as Henry VIII, the English monarch whose obsession with a male heir led him to have two of his six wives executed. Ekaterina Gubanova sings Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn's confidante and rival, and Stephen Costello is Percy, Anne's first love, whose return to court sets in motion the events that will lead to the queen's death. Marco Armiliato conducts Donizetti's masterful score
 
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David McVicar regisseur uit Schotland

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Mac Vicar, David, 1966-

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MacVicar, David 1966-

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