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Honours for David McVicar, Elaine Padmore and Gareth Malone

Trio join a number of those honoured from the arts.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

16 June 2012 at 9.05am | 5 Comments

Director David McVicar has been knighted and both choirmaster Gareth Malone and former ROH Director of Opera Elaine Padmore made OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

David is currently in rehearsals for his production of Les Troyens, which will open on 25 June. His acclaimed Royal Opera productions include Salome, Le nozze di Figaro and Aida.

Gareth is currently working on Hot House, a community project which will result in a main stage performance and formation of a new national company. Following the success of the Military Wives choir - which he coached to number one position in the album charts - Gareth recently performed at the Queen's jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.

Michael Berkeley, chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet, receives a CBE and former Director of Opera Elaine Padmore is made an OBE. Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevett (AKA Ballet Boyz) receive CBEs, as does Brenda Last.

Others honoured include Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Edward Gardner and Gary Barlow.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

16 June 2012 at 9.05am

This article has been categorised Off stage, Opera and tagged CBE, David Mcvicar, Gareth Malone, OBE, Queen's Birthday Honours

This article has 5 comments

  1. Is Michael Berkeley Lennox Berkeley's son who presents Private Passions on BBC Radio 3?

  2. Patricia Harrison responded on 16 June 2012 at 9:11pm Reply

    Not forgetting Brenda Last a wonderful dancer with the Royal Ballet in the 1960s and 70s and the Ballet Boyz - William Tevitt and Michael Nunn

  3. As a big fan of McVicar and his productions (think Salome, Nozze, Meistersinger at Glyndebourne, etc.) this is wonderful news and I'm delighted for him.

    Well done, David :) :)

  4. Alison responded on 17 June 2012 at 1:18am Reply

    And what about the ex-Royal Ballet Principal Dancer and First Soloist? Or don't they count for some reason?

  5. Judith Percival responded on 17 June 2012 at 3:38pm Reply

    What about Brenda Last, Michael Nunn and William Trevett - all former members of the Royal Ballet? Surely they deserve a mention.

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