Douglas McNicol

DOUGLAS McNICOL

Baritone

Over forty years in Australian professional opera, Douglas McNicol has evolved into one of the most versatile dramatic bass baritones, receiving commendations for his interpretations of roles including Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West), Baron Scarpia in Tosca (Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera and in New Zealand), Jokanaan in Salome, Amonasro in Aida, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata (State Opera), and Iago in Otello (Opera Queensland and State Opera of SA).

Douglas was the winner of the Australian Singing Competition, The National Opera Festival Award (1996), is a recipient of the Adelaide Critics Circle Best Individual Performer Award for Iago (2014) and is a Churchill Fellow.

Notable engagements have included directorial roles for John Haddock’s Madeline Lee and Gianni Schicchi (also performing the title role), Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Tonio in Pagliacci, Leporello and The Don in Don Giovanni , Verdi’s Requiem, Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking, Horatio in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Adelaide Festival; the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Don Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Scarpia for Perth Festival; Roy Disney in Phillip Glass’ The Perfect American (OQ / Brisbane Festival),

During his career he has worked with all the major opera companies and orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, as well as performing concerts in Italy and the UK.

In concert and oratorio Douglas has a wide repertoire, performing in works such as Bach’s Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B Minor, St. John and St. Matthew Passions, Purcell’s The Tempest, Berlioz The Childhood of Christ, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, the Fauré, Brahms and Mozart Requiems, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and The Bells by Rachmaninov.

Douglas is also currently engaged to perform this year as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with State Opera South Australia.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Judge Turpin – Sweeney Todd (2020)
Bartolo – The Barber of Seville (2020)
Sharpless – Madama Butterfly (2019)
Director – Madeline Lee (2019)
Harasta – Cunning Little Vixen (2019)

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Long drive this Easter weekend? Our latest installation of Kaspar and Maunder features the great Australian Soprano Marilyn Richardson. This 4(!) part series covers her career highlights, her adventures through Europe and her 45 year marriage to the multi-talented James Christiansen. stateopera.com.au/kaspar-maunder-podcast/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an awe inspiring career. And a wonderful human aswell xxx

A wonderful singer and warm hearted woman! A privilege to know her and to have worked with her.

Marilyn congratulations! A truly magnificent Soprano and such a beautiful woman inside and out. Thank you for sharing Karen xx

Darling Marilyn. What an absolute legend, inspiration and truly lovely person and dear friend. Thank you SOSA for sharing.

Grandma and Grandpa ❤️ Will be listening to this over the weekend! Rest In Peace Grandpa ❤️

How wonderful! Our beautiful Marilyn. What a wonderful woman and friend. She’s so very special. 💞💞💞💞💞

❤❤😪 miss your performances Dad x

Aww I love this woman!!! Marilyn Christiansen you are sublime!! ♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶🎶

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Beautiful legend!

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A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo.

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This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts. - Ewart Shaw 

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for  Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaws review of Carousel online.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c7186c3ce1064d7835f6ff

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I loved every minute, and left with a tear in my eye. Congrats to Stuart, Yarmila and all the SOSA team and artists. ❤️

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We absolutely loved it. Congratulations 🥳

Wonderful show on Friday night, loved it!

Outstanding performances all round.

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It was a fantastic show all round. A great night out.

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🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday nights shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/

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