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). Current season engagements include his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer in a production by Tim Albery led by Henrik Nánási; a role debut as Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Opera Omaha under the baton of Gary Thor Wedow; and a San Francisco Opera debut in the North American premiere of Kaija Saariaho and Sofi Oksanen’s Innocence. The Mozart Requiem on September 17/18 mark his debut with Music of the Baroque.
Upcoming concert engagements include Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbanski; the Mozart 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 conducted by Roberto Kalb.
Last season, Miles Mykkanen gave three prominent role debuts: Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer in a return engagement with the Canadian Opera Company; the title role of Albert Herring in his debut with Chicago Opera Theater; and his first Fenton in Falstaff for a company debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Other operatic engagements included 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 in performances with the Opéra de Lausanne. Concert engagements were anchored by multiple performances of Handel’s Messiah at University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, and with the Atlanta and New Jersey symphonies.