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PAUL BUNYAN  . Director . English National Opera 2019

EUGENE ONEGIN  . Director . Buxton Festival Opera 2019

A CHRISTMAS CAROL  . Associate Director . The Old Vic 2019 

CARMEN  . Revival Director . English National Opera 2020


Jamie is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Film & Theatre production company, Duelling Productions ( with his brother, Charlie Manton. He is a regular Staff Director at the English National Opera and has more recently worked as an Assistant Director at the Old Vic Theatre on King Lear. Jamie has just made his professional directing debut with the English National Opera on the UK Premiere of Jonathan Dove's The Day After as part of their new venture ENO Studio Live.

Before starting a career as a director, Jamie worked as an actor/singer at places including the Royal Opera House, National Theatre, Kenneth Branagh's feature film of The Magic Flute, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera and the Rose Theatre Kingston.