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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

John-Owen Miley-Read joined Wokingham Choral Society at Wellington College Newsome Sports Hall on 20th November 2010 in Haydn's Creation.

October 2010

John-Owen Miley-Read            Bass

John-Owen Miley-Read is a 26-year-old Australian Bass currently studying for his Masters of Voice at the Royal Academy of Music under Mark Wildman on a full scholarship. Previous teachers include Robert Alderson at the Dublin Institute of Technology and Angela Giblin at the Australian National University.

His recent roles include 2nd Mate in Billy Budd and The Goat in Renard at Glyndebourne, Giordano in Romeo and Juliet with Opera Ireland, Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Salieri in the Irish Premiere of Mozart and Salieri, Valens in Theodora, Schaunard in La Bohème, Strephon in Iolanthe, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance as part of the Annual International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton, a role which won him the Best Male Performer of the Festival award, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Un Arbre in L'enfant et les Sortileges, Bluff in The Impresario, the Lion in Pyramis and Thisbe and Frank in Die Fledermaus. He was awarded the Yorke Trust Scholarship three times (in 2003, 2007 and 2008) and was the winner of the Royal Overseas League Christchurch Scholarship for performances in New Zealand in 2005. In 2008 he became the first non Irish Young Artist with the Opera Theatre Company in Ireland.

John-Owen has performed concerts, oratorios and operas in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, England and Ireland, with such singers as Matthew Best, Natalie Manfrino, Imelda Drumm and John Elwes. Future work includes his Royal Opera House debut in July of 2011 as the Prime Minister in the Royal Opera House's first performance of Massenet's Cendrillon, and Masetto in Don Giovanni in Dublin with Lyric Opera.

He has performed many of the Oratorios in the repertoire including Mozart’s Requiem with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Carlow Choral Society and DIT Choral Society, Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios, his B Minor Mass, St Matthew Passion and St John Passion all with the Dublin Bach Singers.