A nuanced communicator, American tenor Steven D. Myles has received praise for his “suave and heartfelt phrasing” and “ringing high notes, powerful enunciation” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer and Boston Classical Review . Mr. Myles will be joining the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program at Virginia Opera for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, where he will perform in a newly composed work based on the life of early 20th-Century tenor Roland Hayes. He will also cover the roles of Sam in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Previous residencies include The Glimmerglass Festival, The Utah Festival Opera, American Singers’ Opera Project and The Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point.
While at the Glimmerglass Festival, Mr. Myles performed the role of Mingo in Porgy and Bess, and covered the roles Sportin’ Life (Porgy and Bess) and Giovanni d’Aire in Donizetti’s rarely performed work L’assedio di Calais. Recent performances include Scaramuccio in Lowell House Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos, and Duca in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Longwood Opera. Other role highlights include Fenton (Falstaff), Alfredo (La traviata), and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).
Mr. Myles has honed his skills under the tutelage of some of opera’s most sought-after conductors, coaches, and stage directors, most notably Joseph Colaneri, Donald Palumbo and Francesca Zambello.
Mr. Myles received his Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera from The Boston Conservatory, and his MM and BM in Vocal Performance from The University of Central Oklahoma.