Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Reader Submission: Barihunk Denis Milo

Denis Milo (Photos courtesy of artist)
Moscow born Denis Milo has lived in Germany since childhood and is currently a member of the Staatsoper Nürnberg.

He started his musical training playing the flute at age eight and later switched to voice, with early vocal training from renowned baritones Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Thomas Quasthoff in Berlin. He made his first stage appearance at age twelve in a musical production of Emil and the Detectives, which toured Europe, North America and Japan.

Denis studied at the Berlin University of Arts with Enrico Facini, where he performed Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte and Valentin in Gounod's Faust. In early 2016, he debuted as Nardo in Mozart's La finta giardiniera with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and later that year he participated in the Mozart Residency at the Académie du Festival d'Aix en Provence.

In 2016, Milo became a member of the Komische Oper Berlin Opera Studio where his roles included Fiorello in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Moralès in Bizet's Carmen, Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Zopire in Rameau's Zoroastre and L'horloge in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges.

Since 2018 Denis has been a member of the Ensemble of the Staatsoper Nürnberg, where is rooles have included Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Posa  in Verdi's Don Carlos.

In 2017, he performed at the New Music World Festival, singing the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and the Count in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

Milo has an extensive concert repertoire, which includes Bach cantatas, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9

As an actor, he has performed the role of Claudio in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.

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