British Bass Jamie Woollard is studying at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio, where he is taught by Graeme Broadbent, and will graduate in July 2023. At the RCM Jamie has performed roles including Sarastro, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and the Immigration Officer in Dove’s Flight, and he will perform Il Re in Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco in March 2023. For the Royal Opera House, Jamie has performed in the premiere of three opera scenes including bass aria ‘Detritus’ (by Laura Reid) for the Jette Parker Programme (Lost and Found, March 2022), and will be covering Segeste and Tullio in Handel’s Arminio at the Linbury Theatre in April 2023.
In concert Jamie has recently performed Mozart’s Requiem (St Martin in the Fields), Bach’s Cantata 215 (Wigmore Hall), and Verdi’s Requiem (Leith Hill Music Festival), as well as the title role in Handel’s Saul (Exeter Bach Choir), and in the premiere of Teresa Barlow’s Requiem (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra).
Jamie is a Samling Artist, and is the Stephen Catto Memorial Scholar at the RCM, supported by the Fishmongers’ Company Scholarship. He has also been supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and Sussex Opera and Ballet Society during his time at RCM.