Howard Milner - Tenor
Howard Milner started singing as a chorister at Coventry Cathedral, studied English
at Cambridge and then joined the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music, where
he won several major prizes.
Howard Milner then joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera, with whom he toured to Hong
Kong, made his debut as Mr UPFOLD / Albert Herring and his Festival debut in CAPRICCIO
/ Strauss. He has sung the title role in LE COMTE ORY, JACQUINO / Fidelio and EUMEUS
/ Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Kent Opera; SQUEAK / Billy Budd and SPOLETTA
/ Tosca with English National Opera; PEDRILLO / Die Entfürung aus dem Serail and
CAMILLE / The Merry Widow for Scottish Opera and CURZIO / Le Nozze di Figaro. As
a member of Opera Factory, Mr Milner has performed ARNALTA / L’Incoronazione di Poppea,
SELLEM / Rake’s Prgress and DON CURZIO / The Marriage of Figaro. With Roger Norrington
he recorded ARNALTA in Poppea and MONOSTATOS / Die Zauberflöte for the BBC.
He lived in France for two years and among his many appearances there he appeared
as COUNT ALMAVIVA / Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Musique en Guyenne and MENGONE /
Lo Speziale at Aix-en-Provence with Opera de Chambre de France and Menton.
Howard Milner appears regularly in concert both in Britain and Europe, broadcasting
frequently for the BBC. He made his debut at the Proms in L’ALLEGRO / Handel, and
has sung in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Venice and Florence. Recent engagements include
DIE SCHÖPFUNG / Haydn in Madrid, LES ILLUMINATIONS and SERENADE FOR TENOR, HORN AND
STRINGS with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE with
the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Among his recordings are the B MINOR MASS and
ORFEO with John Eliot Gardiner for Deutsche Grammophon, CHORAL FANTASIA / Roger Norrington
for EMI; ASCANIO IN ALBA / Mozart for Adda and Finzi’s INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY
for the BBC. The ENO Billy Budd is available on DVD.