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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 garners recognition and praise on the world’s concert and operatic stages for his “focused, full-voiced tenor” (New York Times).  Of his performance in the title role of Albert HerringOpera News reported, “Miles Mykkanen displayed a lovely lyric voice with an appealing honeyed sweetness in the timbre, which he employed with intelligence and humor.”

Miles Mykkanen’s 2023-24 season includes a debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer in a production by Tim Albery led by Henrik Nánási, as well as a San Francisco Opera debut in the North American premiere of the gripping one-act drama of Kaija Saariaho and Sofi Oksanen, Innocence, directed by Simon Stone and conducted by Saariaho specialist Clément Mao-Takacs. The tenor also makes a house and role debut as Ernesto in Don Psaquale at Opera Omaha. Mykkanen’s concert appearances this season include Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbański, Mozart’s Requiem with the Oregon Symphony and Music Director David Danzmayr, and Handel’s Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra led by Norman Mackenzie and with the Kansas City Symphony under the baton of Roberto Kalb.

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Dal labbro il canto estaïato vola from Falstaff

Leo Hussain, conductor

Hamburgische Staatsoper

Holy Fool's Aria from Boris Godunov

Sebastian Weigle, conductor
Stephen Wadsworth, production

The Metropolitan Opera

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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Lakes Area Music Festival

Abi Levis
Miles Mykkanen
John Taylor Ward
Bretton Brown, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9

Lakes Area Music Festival

Kearstin Piper Brown, soprano
Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Christian Reif, conductor


Igor Stravinsky

The Rake’s Progress

Lakes Area Music Festival

Miles Mykkanen, Tom Rakewell
Kearstin Piper Brown, Anne Trulove
John taylor Ward, Nick Shadow
Sara Couden, Baba the Turk

Christian Reif, conductor
Omer Ben Seadia, production


Opening of The Ember Club

If Ever I Would Leave You

Emberlight Festival

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

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