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

Hailed as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Wagner repertoire Stephen Milling enjoys an ongoing collaboration with some of today’s leading conductors.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include appearances as Daland for Royal Danish Opera (Jun Märkl), Gurnemanz for Deutsche Oper Berlin (Donald Runnicles), Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Antonio Pappano) and Sarastro for Bayerische Staatsoper (Constantin Trinks). There will also be performances of Das Rheingold with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (Christian Thielemann) and with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert.

Hailed as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Wagner repertoire Stephen Milling enjoys an ongoing collaboration with some of today’s leading conductors.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include appearances as Daland for Royal Danish Opera (Jun Märkl), Gurnemanz for Deutsche Oper Berlin (Donald Runnicles), Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Antonio Pappano) and Sarastro for Bayerische Staatsoper (Constantin Trinks). There will also be performances of Das Rheingold with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (Christian Thielemann) and with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert.

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

Reviews

“Stephen Milling’s penetrating, dramatic bass proved excellent in the role of Philippe II” (Badische Zeitung, June 2016)

“Stephen Milling’s Hermann tramped the stage fiercely and filled the theatre with generous waves of sound.” (Opera Magazine, July 2016)

“Stephen Milling sounds superbly sonorous as the Landgrave.” (Guardian, Tim Ashley, May 2016)

“Danish bass Stephen Milling is a tower of strength as the Landgrave.” (The Stage, May 2016)

“Stephen Milling’s penetrating, dramatic bass proved excellent in the role of Philippe II” (Badische Zeitung, June 2016)

“Stephen Milling’s Hermann tramped the stage fiercely and filled the theatre with generous waves of sound.” (Opera Magazine, July 2016)

“Stephen Milling sounds superbly sonorous as the Landgrave.” (Guardian, Tim Ashley, May 2016)

“Danish bass Stephen Milling is a tower of strength as the Landgrave.” (The Stage, May 2016)

“Stephen Milling’s sonorous Landgrave was, quite rightly, especially acclaimed by the audience.” (Opera Today, May 2016)

“Stephen Milling sang Gurnemanz with dark, focused tone and excellent diction.” (Opera Magazin, March 2016)

“Stephen Milling was an inspired Gurnemanz, with a dark timbre, secure intonation and forthright diction.” (Opernwelt, February 2016)

“Stephen Milling was a top quality Gurnemanz. He maintained a compelling line in his poignant song, as well as strong stage presence.” (Mundo Clásico, December 2015)

“The highlight, an all-round outstanding Stephen Milling as Hagen” (Stuttgarter Zeitung, August 2015)

“Stephen Milling, already physically convincing as Hagen, gives a highly dramatic vocal performance also. Ideal casting.” (Mittelbayerische, August 2015)

“Stephen Milling, who wowed me as Marke in a Berlin Tristan last year, was an outstanding Hagen. Not only was his voice thrilling and, when needed, vast, he also captured the formidable menace of his character better than most others I’ve seen. His Watch Song was delivered from inside an iron grill, but this only intensified the impression of restrained malevolent power.” (David Larkin, Bachtrack, August 2015)

“The central force of the evening is Stephen Milling. His Hagen is both theatrically and vocally terrific. With his soft, dark bass, Milling gives gives the scheming character a demonic streak with great charisma and a seductive power.” (Kreiszeitung, August 2015)

“Stephen Milling as the cuckolded king was the most consistently pleasing of the evening. Possessing a rich, mellifluous timbre with excellent diction and an ability to shape long vocal phrases with outstanding projection.” (Opera Critic, February 2015)

“Stephen Milling convinces as King Marke, full of desperate sound with a voluminous penetrating dark voice.” (Opera Online, February 2015)

“In the role of King Marke was the excellent Stephen Milling who sang with a large homogenous voice and perfect intonation.” (Teatro.org, February 2015)

"The jewel in this cast was Stephen Milling, whose rendition of Marke’s monologue was simply spell-binding. In fact, he was so good that his brief appearance at the end of Act III almost unbalanced the focus on the lovers." (Backtrack.com, October 2014) 

"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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