Official Biography

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.”

In the 2020-21 season, Miles Mykkanen was engaged for performances at the Festival d’Aix en Provence and with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. His calendar anticipates his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Chevalier de la Fore in a production by Dmitri Tcherniakov of Dialogues des Carmélites under the baton of Bertrand de Billy, the title role of Candide with the Lithuanian National Opera, a Seattle Opera debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni directed by Brenna Corner with conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Novice in Billy Budd under the baton of Simone Young. The tenor also joins Musicians from Marlboro on a domestic tour performing Schubert’s Auf dem Strom and Britten’s Canticle III with Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) and Lydia Brown (piano).

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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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