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ALASTAIR
MILES
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CHAN 241-51M
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
LS 0607
Handel
Messiah
SIG 369
Wolf & Brahms
Lieder
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BIOGRAPHY

Alastair Miles (Philip II) was born in Harrow, Middlesex, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He pursued a career as a flautist and teacher before turning to singing. He won the 1986 Decca Kathleen Ferrier Award and was soon in demand by opera companies, orchestras and recording companies alike.
 
He regularly appears at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Milan, La Bastille, Wiener and Bayerische Staatsoper, San Francisco, Netherlands Opera, and in Madrid, Seville, Palermo, Pesaro, as well as (in the UK) the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North. He has a stylistically wide repertoire, equally at home with Baroque music as he is with the full-blooded romanticism of Verdi, and with the flexibility of voice to encompass both.
 
A highly sought-after concert artist, Alastair has appeared with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors. His discography currently stands at over ninety recordings, including, as part of Chandos’s Opera in English series, a disc of Great Operatic Arias, Mephistopheles (Faust), and Ramfis (Aida). He also enjoys a close relationship with Opera Rara for whom he has recorded Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, Mercadante’s Orazi e Curiazi, Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra, Meyerbeer’s Margherita d’Anjou and Thomas’La Cour de Célimène and shares their aim of bringing the delights of neglected nineteenth-century Italian and French opera to a wider public. Alastair Miles lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.


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CHAN 3008
Puccini
La Boheme

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CHAN 3014
Gounod
Faust

Alastair Miles’s Méphistophélès seems a mild-mannered type with reserves of authority and a magnificent voice. Vocally he is very impressive indeed...
CHAN 3032
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 4 - Alastair Miles
‘Alastair Miles’s Méphistophélès seems a mild-mannered type with reserves of authority and a magnificent voice. Vocally he is...
CHAN 3074
Verdi
Aida

''devotees of Peter Moores's Opera in English project will not want to miss this, surely one of the best in the series to date'....
CHAN 3089
Gounod
Faust

''an exquisite Marguerite from Mary Plazas, who, while singing in English, demonstrates a convincing sense of French style. It's an elegant and imma...
CHAN 3136
Verdi
Nabucco

Alan Opie was everything that he has been for some time now, the finest British Verdi baritone since Peter Glossop....
CHAN 3140
Puccini
Arias

… an exquisite Marguerite from Mary Plazas. It’s am elegant and immaculate portrayal....
CHAN 3156
Bizet
The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)

Barry Banks and Simon Keenlyside, singing the aria in English as ‘then from the holy shrine’, do Bizet proud. The voices me...