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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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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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Die Zauberflöte

The Metropolitan Opera

Tamino (cover)
Nathalie Stutzman, conductor
Simon McBurney, production


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Emberlight Festival

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Emberlight Festival

Adam Rothenberg, piano


Felix Mendelssohn

Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Grant Park Music Festival

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Corinne Wallace-Crane, alto
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Alex Desocio, baritone
David Govertsen, bass

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Michael Black, chorus director

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