Douglas’ operatic career spans more than 40 years, since the 1981 La Boheme with State Opera. This award-winning Dramatic Baritone studied extensively overseas and has worked with all the major opera companies and festivals and most orchestras in Australasia appeared in concerts in Italy and the UK.
Performances of excellence have been noted as Ford (Falstaff), Adelaide Festival Walk of Stars honour, Amonasro (Aida), Giorgio Germont (La Traviata), Iago (Otello), Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West), Scarpia (Tosca), title roles in Gianni Schicchi and Elijah, Jokanaan (Salome), Tereus (Love of The Nightingale), Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking), Leporello and the title role Don Giovanni, Papageno (Magic Flute).
Concert repertoire includes Bach Oratorio’s, Purcell, Berlioz, Beethoven, Fauré, Brahms, Mozart, Handel and Rachmaninoff. He is also a director of opera.
Last year Douglas saved WA Opera’s Tosca, jumping in as Scarpia, without notice. His reputation in new compositions in World and Australian premiers includes: Memento Mori (Hobart -10 Days on the Island Festival), The Lieutenant (Madeline Lee), Roy Disney (The Perfect American), Horatio (Hamlet). His music theatre/operetta work includes Judge Turpin (Sweeny Todd), Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Jupiter (Orpheus,) Pooh Bah (Mikado), Counsel and The Usher (Trial by Jury).