About Douglas McNicol

Award-winning dramatic bass-baritone Douglas McNicol has worked with all the major opera companies and orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, appeared at the Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth Festivals, and performed in concerts in Italy and the UK.

He has received praise for roles including Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West); Scarpia (Tosca) for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera and in New Zealand; Jokanaan (Salome); Amonasro (Aida); Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) for State Opera South Australia; and Iago (Otello) for State Opera and Opera Queensland.

Douglas’s notable engagements include directorial roles for John Haddock’s Madeline Lee and Gianni Schicchi (in which he also performed the title role), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Tonio (Pagliacci), Pizarro (Fidelio), Leporello and the title role in Don Giovanni, Verdi’s Requiem, Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking), Horatio in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Adelaide Festival, Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Scarpia for Perth Festival, and Roy Disney in The Perfect American by Philip Glass (Opera Queensland/Brisbane Festival).