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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 performances in Eugene Onegin at the Juilliard School, Opera News wrote, “Mykkanen was a knockout as Lensky. The lyric intensity of his singing made each moment count, and the duel- scene aria was a stretch of sheer vocal gold.” The 2019-20 season sees Miles Mykkanen making debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in the company’s new William Kentridge production of Wozzeck led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in L’incoronazione di Poppea directed by Ted Huffman under the baton of Leonardo García Alarcón.

Other highlights include the title role of Candide at the Opéra de Lausanne and Der fliegende Holländer at the Canadian Opera Company. The tenor’s vibrant concert schedule includes performances of Bruckner’s Te Deum with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony, a world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’An Affirming Flame with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Mozart Requiem with David Danzmayr and the San Antonio Symphony.

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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

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

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Miles Mykkanen, tenor

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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