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2021 Performances:

Art in the Park Grand Opening (July 2)

Miles on Mozart (June 10)

Broadway Under the Stars (August 26 - 28)

Mykkanen & Arida in Recital (August 28)

Photo:  Fay Fox

Miles Mykkanen's appearances in the 2021 season are

sponsored by Paul Sturgul

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 returns to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for no less than three productions in the 2021-22 season: Boris Godunov conducted by Sebastian Weigle, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg led by Sir Antonio Pappano, and Ariadne auf Naxos with Marek Janowski. He debuts at Lyric Opera of Chicago debut under the baton of Enrique Mazzola in the company’s new production by James Darrah of Proving Up, by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek, and at the Festival d’Aix en Provence in L’incoronazione di Poppea in a new production by Ted Huffman conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón. Additional season highlights include The Rake’s Progress at the Lakes Area Music Festival conducted by Christian Reif and Fidelio at Austin Opera led by Timothy Myers. Concert engagements feature performances of Messiah in a debut with the Oregon Symphony under the leadership of David Danzmayr and a Lieder recital program of Beethoven and Schubert under the auspices of the State University of New York at Buffalo. The tenor joins the Musicians From Marlboro on a national tour performing Schubert’s Auf dem Strom and Britten’s Canticle III with Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) and Lydia Brown (piano).

The tenor is a 2019 Sara Tucker Study Grant winner, youngARTS Gold winner and the recipient of prizes from the Sullivan Foundation, Toulmin Foundation, Novick Career Advancement Grant, and Juilliard’s Joseph W. Polisi Award. Miles Mykkanen is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and earned his Artist Diploma in Opera Studies, along with his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Cynthia Hoffmann.

Miles Mykkanen is the Artistic Director of the Emberlight Festival in Ironwood, Michigan.