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Highlights of his career include Giorgio in Bellini’s I Puritani, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cardinal Brogni in Halévy’s La Juive, Padre Guardiano in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, Prefetto in Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix, Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco, Philippe II in Verdi’s Don Carlos, Lord Sidney in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, the title role in Handel’s Saul, Creonte in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto, Timur in Puccini’s Turandot, Zoroastro in Handel’s Orlando, Leporello in Don Giovanni, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro and Narbal in Berlioz’s Les Troyens.
He has performed in many of the major opera houses and festivals worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera in the USA; the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera North in the UK; on the Continent he has performed for Opéra national de Paris, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Wiener Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Bayerische Staatsoper, La Scala and the Salerno Festival.
Alastair Miles is also a highly sought-after concert artist and has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Colin Davis and Christoph von Dohnányi.
In addition to his ongoing recordings of neglected nineteenth-century Italian and French opera with Opera Rara, Alastair has appeared on award-winning recordings of Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Kurt Masur and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with Robin Ticciati. He has also recorded solo recitals of songs by Brahms and Wolf, and a collection of ‘Great Operatic Arias’.