In the 2012/13 season Danish bass Stephen Milling returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Rocco (Fidelio), sings Fasolt in Pierre Audi’s production of Das Rheingold at de Nederlandse Opera, sings Hunding (Die Walküre) and Commendatore (Don Giovanni) at the Maggio Musicale di Firenze, sings Gurnemanz in a new production of Parsifal at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg (under Christian Thielemann) and returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) and König Marke in a new production of Tristan und Isolde (under Franz Welser-Möst).
"Stephen Milling deserves praise - a powerfully eloquent Gurnemanz." (Der Neue Merker, March 2013)
“The imposing bass Stephen Milling, singing the role of Hunding in Wagner's "Walküre," rumbled forth with stage-shaking low notes in his first rehearsal with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Jaws dropped in the first-violin section. Some of the young players, students at Tanglewood and top-notch musicians themselves, smiled in amazement. One violinist mouthed "Wow!" to her stand partner.” (The New York Times, July 2005)