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 (www.duellingproductions.com) with his brother, Charlie Manton. He is a regular Staff Director at the English National Opera and has more recently worked at the Old Vic Theatre as Associate Director on A Christmas Carol and Assistant Director on King Lear.
Jamie 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. He has since gone on to direct Paul Bunyan (which received an Olivier Award Nomination) for ENO and Eugene Onegin for Buxton International Festival.
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.