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Opera Director Sir Graham Vick Dies Following ‘Complications Arising From COVID’on July 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm

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Opera director Sir Graham Vick has died following “complications arising from COVID-19,” the Birmingham Opera Company has announced. Graham, who was knighted in the 2021 New Year’s Honours, died on Saturday, the company said in a statement on Twitter. His productions have been staged in cities around the world including Milan, New York, St. Petersburg, and Florence, according to its website. The statement said: “We are devastated to announce that today 17 July 2021 Sir Graham Vick, Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera Company died of complications arising from Covid 19. “We would ask all to respect the privacy of his partner and loved ones at this time.” Graham’s career began in Scotland when he founded a small touring company to take opera to remote communities in the Highlands and Scottish islands, Birmingham Opera Company said. In 1987 he founded the Birmingham Opera Company. His production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff opened to …

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