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Stephen Milling

Stephen Milling
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Copenhagen-born Stephen Milling trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music before joining the Royal Danish Opera in 1994 as a principle bass where he debuted a number of roles now central to his repertoire.

Hailed as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Wagner repertoire he enjoys an ongoing collaboration with some of today’s leading conductors. Highlights of the 201516 season include Parsifal at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (Perez), Tristan und Isolde with Berliner Philharmoniker (Rattle), Rocco and Sarastro at Wiener Staatsoper, Tannhäuser at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Haenchen) and Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln with Wiener Symphoniker (Honeck).

Recent performances include Hagen (Götterämmerung) at Bayreuther Festspiel under Kirill Petrenko, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) at Osterfestspiele Salzburg under Christian Thielemann and at Wiener Staatsoper under Sir Simon Rattle, Hunding (Die Walküre) at Royal Opera House Covent Garden under Sir Antonio Pappano and at The Metropolitan Opera with Valery Gergiev, König Marke (Tristan und Isolde) at Staatsoper Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, Wiener Staatsoper under Franz Welser-Moest and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) at the Bayerische Staatsoper under Asher Fisch and with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson-Thomas.

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