Alastair Miles is recognized as one of the world's leading basses. Born in Harrow, England, he studied flute at the Guildhall School of Music before embarking on a vocal career, during which he has performed at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Bavarian Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, and Milan's Teatro all Scala. He has a stylistically wide repertoire and has made more than 70 recordings.
Mr. Miles appears regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and English National Opera (ENO), as well as Welsh National Opera, Opera North, and Glyndebourne. His recent roles have included Narbal in Berlioz's Les Troyens for Netherlands Opera, Creonte in Mayr's Medea in Corinto for Bavarian Staatsoper, Zaccariain Verdi's Nabucco for Vienna Staatsoper, Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Pogner in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Glyndebourne Festival, Poliferno in Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe at Covent Garden, and Duke Alfonso in Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia for ENO.
On the concert stage, Mr. Miles has performed with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. Recent appearances include Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Handel's Messiah with Sir Colin Davis and London Symphony Orchestra, Schumann's Faustszenen with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Beethoven's Ninth Symphonywith Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute with Daniel Harding at the Lucerne Festival.
Engagements during the 2011–12 season include Claudio in Handel's Agrippina for Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille with Emmanuelle Haim, Daland in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman for Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège, St. Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philip II in Verdi's Don Carlo for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Bertran in Meyerbeer's Robert Le Diable in Salerno. Future roles include Pogner in Die Meistersinger for Netherlands Opera.
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