Alastair Miles - Artist at English National Opera

Alastair Miles


Described by The Guardian as “The finest British bass of his generation,” Alastair Miles appears regularly at London’s Royal Opera House, most recently as Le Bailli Werther, and in the UK has also sung for English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera, his repertoire including the title role in Boïto’s Mefistofele, Claggart Billy Budd, Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande, Enrico Anna Bolena, Alfonso d’Este Lucrezia Borgia, Leporello Don Giovanni, Timur Turandot, King Philip 11 Don Carlo, Zaccaria Nabucco and Fiesco Simon Boccanegra. International engagements have taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, New York; the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals; the Theater an der Wien; the Wiener Staatsoper; the Flanders Opera; the Opéra Royal de Wallonie; the Opéra de Lille; the Opéra national de Paris; the Bavarian State Opera; the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Oper Köln; the Dutch National Opera; and the Teatro Real, Madrid.

A highly sought-after concert artist, Alastair Miles has made over ninety recordings, including a recital disc of Brahms and Wolf for Signum Classics, as well as a huge variety of operatic repertoire. Recent engagements have included Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande for Orchestre national de France, Stromminger La Wally at the Theater an der Wien (now available on Unitel DVD / Blu-Ray), Melisso Alcina and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne Festival, Commendatore Don Giovanni at Zurich Opera and Prospero Miranda for Oper Köln.

Engagements during 2024 / 2025 further include Crespel Les contes d’Hoffmann for The Royal Ballet and Opera, his debut at Buxton Internatonal Festival as Silva Ernani and Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust with Orquesta y Coro nacionales de España.

For English National Opera, Alastair Miles most recently sang Don Basilio The Barber of Seville.

Last updated: 5th June 2024