Tributes paid to director who sought fresh classical audiences with pioneering productions and outreach programmes Sir Graham Vick, the internationally acclaimed opera director, has died from complications of Covid-19, at the age of 67. The news was announced by Birmingham Opera Company, of which he was artistic director. He made exciting and experimental stagings at opera houses across the world, and had spells as director of productions at Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne before founding the Birmingham company in 1987. He was knighted in the 2021 new year honours.
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