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A winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

A winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Miles Mykkanen has garnered recognition on the world’s concert and operatic stages for his “focused, full-voiced tenor” (The New York Times).  Of his performance in the title role of Candide at Tanglewood, it was reported in Opera, “Mykkanen sang and spoke feelingly and superbly, with crystalline diction, a powerful lyric sound seemingly capable of infinite dynamic gradations.”

Miles Mykkanen’s 2022-23 season features three prominent role debuts: he sings Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer in a return engagement with the Canadian Opera Company; the title role of Albert Herring in his debut at Chicago Opera Theater; and his first Fenton in Falstaff for a company debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg.  Other operatic engagements include the tenor’s return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Tamino in the company’s new production by Simon McBurney of Die Zauberflöte and the title role of Candide with the Opéra de Lausanne.  Concert engagements of the season are anchored in Handel’s Messiah with performances at University Musical Society, Ann Arbor and with the Atlanta and New Jersey symphonies, and a cabaret at the Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie NY.

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"A cette voix... Je crois entendre encore" from Les pêcheurs de perles

Miles Mykkanen, tenor
John Arida, piano

Recorded in Scorca Hall at Opera America

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Finale from "Another Time" (Mohammed Fairouz): Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Slatkin, Mykkanen

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Miles Mykkanen, tenor

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Peter Quint's aria from The Turn of the Screw

Miles Mykkanen, tenor
John Arida, piano

Recorded in Scorca Hall at Opera America

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Cabaret

Sing Happy

Canadian Opera Company

Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Sandra Horst, piano

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Richard Wagner

Der fliegende Holländer

Canadian Opera Company

Steuermann

Johannes Debus, conductor
Christopher Alden, director

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Leonard Bernstein

Candide

Opéra de Lausanne

Candide

Gavriel Heine, conductor
Vincent Boussard, director

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George Handel

Messiah

University Musical Society

Scott Hanoian, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Enrico Lagasca, bass-baritone

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