Stephen Milling
Bass

"Stephen Milling has it all...deep vocal riches, a keen way with words and a gift for expressive colouration." (Financial Times)

Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Biography

Copenhagen-born bass Stephen Milling was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and joined the Royal Danish Opera in 1994 where he debuted in roles including König Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Philip II (Don Carlos), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) and Gurnemanz (Parsifal). A subsequent debut at Teatro alla Scala as Don Fernando in Fidelio under Riccardo Muti and his North American debut as both Fasolt and Hunding in Stephen Wadsworth's new Ring cycle for Seattle Opera paved the way to a thriving international career which has since taken him, among others, to the Royal

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Copenhagen-born bass Stephen Milling was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and joined the Royal Danish Opera in 1994 where he debuted in roles including König Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Philip II (Don Carlos), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) and Gurnemanz (Parsifal). A subsequent debut at Teatro alla Scala as Don Fernando in Fidelio under Riccardo Muti and his North American debut as both Fasolt and Hunding in Stephen Wadsworth's new Ring cycle for Seattle Opera paved the way to a thriving international career which has since taken him, among others, to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Hunding, to Bayerische Staatsoper as Rocco (Fidelio), to The Metropolitan Opera as Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and to the Wiener Staatsoper as Gurnemanz.

Highlights of the 2014/15 season include Tristan und Isolde at the Staatsoper Berlin (Daniel Barenboim), Fafner with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Jaap van Zweden), Manon Lescaut in Valencia (Plácido Domingo), Parsifal at the Wiener Staatsoper (Peter Schneider) and Sarastro at the Royal Danish Opera (Rory McDonald).

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Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Reviews

"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)

"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)

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