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British-born Alastair Miles was awarded the 1986 Decca Kathleen Ferrier Prize at London’s Wigmore Hall and soon thereafter his career took on an international dimension.
He has performed the roles of Sir Giorgio (I Puritani) and Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam; Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Sir Giorgio in San Francisco; Cardinal de Brogni (La Juive), Padre Guardiano (La Forza del destino), Prefetto (Linda di Chamounix), Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Philip II (Don Carlos) at the Vienna Staatsoper; Claggart (Billy Budd) at Opera North; Lord Sydney (Il Viaggio a Reims) at La Scala in Milan; the title role in Handel’s Saul, Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande), Creonte (Mayr’s Medea in Corinto), Timur (Turandot), Zoroastro (Orlando), and Lodovico Nardi (Die Gezeichneten) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Leporello (Don Giovanni) at the Flanders Opera and Opera North; Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cardinal Brogni and Narbal (Les Troyens) in Amsterdam.
He has made regular guest appearances at London’s Royal Opera House performing in La Bohème (Colline), La Sonnambula (Rodolfo), Rossini’s Otello (Elmiro), Macbeth (Banco), Donizetti’s Dom Sebastien, roi de Portugal (Don Juan de Silva), Manon (Des Grieux), and Steffani’s Niobe Regina di Tebe (Poliferno). He has also performed at the English National Opera (the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele, Silva in Ernani, Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Welsh National Opera (Mephistopheles in Faust, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena, Talbot in Maria Stuarda); Opera North (Mephistopheles in La Damnation de Faust, Philip II), the Glyndebourne Festival (Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Fiesco, the Speaker of the Temple in Die Zauberflöte), and Scottish Opera (Arkel).
He has also sung the roles of Claudio (Agrippina) in Dijon and Lille, Daland (Der Fliegende Hollander) at the Royal Opera of Wallonia, Philip II at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bertram (Robert le Diable) and Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de perles) at the Salerno Festival. Alastair Miles also performs a vast repertoire in concert under the direction of conductors like Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and Daniel Harding.
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