Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall, is one of Scotland’s leading artists.
He’s worked at Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, English National Opera and Opera North as well as companies in Europe and Canada and is passionate about new opera and collaborates closely with New Opera in Scotland Events (NOISE) His recent roles include Bardolf in Scottish Opera’s new production of Falstaff by Sir David McVicar. Snout, in Scottish Opera’s new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Dominic Hill.
On the concert platform he has worked with some of the world’s top baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras.
In 2017 Jamie was Artist in Residence at the St Andrews Voices Festival As a recitalist, Jamie has performed with pianists Malcolm Martineau, Susan Tomes, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles and Julius Drake, appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Perth Festival, Australia, the Salzburg and Aldeburgh Festivals. 2022 he will record the St Andrews Scottish Song book that will be published and released at St Andrews Voices festival.
Jamie’s extensive discography of over 45 titles, covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as 20th century music. With Haydn Trio Eisenstadt he released the 20 cd collection of Haydn Folksong arrangements and in 2020 with Trio van Beethoven he marked Beethoven’s 250th celebration with recitals in Germany.
Since 2001, Jamie’s been Scotland’s Voice’ for classical music on BBC Radio Scotland presenting Grace Notes and Classics Unwrapped. His voice can be heard regularly presenting for BBC Radio 3 and for 17 years he’s anchored the BBC TV’s Proms in the Park from Glasgow as part of the Last Night of the Proms Festivities.
In a co-production with Scottish Opera Jamie staged an adaptation of Jimmy Logan’s one man play, Lauder! that helped mark the 150th anniversary of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.
Sadly due to the Covid Pandemic all plans to mark Sir Harry’s 150th were cancelled. Not wanting this milestone to be missed, Jamie crowd funded for a film to be made of Lauder at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh in July 2020. The first production to be on a Scottish stage since lockdown. It was streamed on August 4th and is still available on his dedicated you Tube channel. Search for Lauder and Jamie MacDougall and enjoy the show!