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Alastair Miles

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: 1961

About Alastair Miles:

Alastair Miles (born 11 July 1961, Harrow, England) is a British operatic and concert bass who has had an international career since the late 1980s.

Alastair Miles was educated at the John Lyon School, Harrow, and subsequently at St Marylebone Grammar School. He began flute lessons at the age of fourteen with the composer Albert Alan Owen, a pupil of Nadia Boulanger, who inspired him to think about a career in music. Miles studied flute at the Guildhall School of Music under Trevor Wye, Peter Lloyd and Edward Beckett. He became an orchestral player and taught at Stowe School and Chetham's School of Music before embarking on his vocal career. From 1982 to 1985 he sang as a Lay Clerk in the choir of St. Albans Cathedral under the direction of Stephen Darlington. Having studied with bass-baritone Richard Standen whilst at the Guildhall, he was prompted by English National Opera baritone Geoffrey Chard, a near-neighbour of his parents, to have lessons with Bruce Boyce. It was while he was with Boyce that he decided on a career in opera, and in 1986 won a place at the National Opera Studio.

Alastair Miles won the 1986 Decca-Kathleen Ferrier Award at Wigmore Hall and the 1987 John Christie Award at the Glyndebourne Festival. His recording of Mendelssohn's Elijah, in which he sang the title role, won Gramophone magazine's Best Choral Award for 1993.

Alastair Miles is well known for bel canto roles and is considered an ideal Verdi bass. He has been called 'the finest bass of his generation'.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
2Chi mi frena in tal momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-1

Type: sextetVoice: S Mz T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa/Edgardo/Enrico/Raimondo/Arturo
3Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
4Qual cor tradisti Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.16

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
5Miei rampolli femminini Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
6La del ciel nell'arcano profondo Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alidoro
7Se tradirmi tu potrai Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Lucia
8La pietade in suo favore Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.06

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Raimondo
9Appressati Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico
10T'allontana sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Edgardo/Raimondo
11Si la rigueur et la vengeance Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Gian
12Lucia fra poco a te verra Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Normanno/Enrico
13Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
14Al ben de tuoi qual vittima Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
15Vieni oh cara Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
16Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
17Schiudete ire al carcere Monteron Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: Voice: Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Monterone/Rigoletto/Gilda
18Nonnes qui reposez Popularity:

Opera: Robert le DiableComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Bertram
19S'avanza Enrico Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo/Enrico/Lucia
20Ah! cedi cedi o piu sciagure Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
21Signor altezza e in tavola Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz cA/Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico/Clorinda/Tisbe/Angelina/Dandini
22Ah! cessate quel contento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
23Mon père Dieu vous garde Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
24Tu sei turbato? Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.02

Type: Voice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno/Raimondo
25Schon weichet dir Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: Voice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
26Qui nel mio codice Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alidoro
27Dikere non possum Popularity:

Opera: Oedipus RexComposer: StravinskyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Latin

Roles: Tiresias
28Mon père tout m'accable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Frère Laurent
29Un patto un giuramento Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ensembleVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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