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Raised in a loving and supportive family, educated at St Paul's School, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, mine is a story of success against entirely possible odds.  


I've been very fortunate in the opportunities I've been given, and I've tried to make the most of them. I left Cambridge with a Double First in English, before studying for a Graduate Diploma and a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music. After graduating from the RCM, I worked for a number of years as a singer - a lyric baritone - before 2019 brought me back to Cambridge for an MPhil, and now a PhD, writing on theatres of encounter in the context of the climate crisis. I'm generously supported by the Judith E. Wilson Fund at the Faculty of English.

My most recent performing work was on an immersive sonic re-imagining of Robert Macfarlane's Ness (2021), by Zoë Svendsen and Carolyn Downing, in which I played the Physicist.       

Before that, I was in Matera, the 2019 European City of Culture, singing Domenico in Silent City. You can see some of the Italian media coverage here, from 08:15, and here, from 16:10, and see more about the production's fantastic accessibility work here.

I'll be speaking about Matera and Silent City at the 2021 IFTR conference in July (12th-16th), asking how it held space for mourning as a reassembling of the social. I've recently given papers at 'Resisting Theatre: Plays, Politics and the Academy' (18th - 20th June), and the TaPRA-SCUDD Graduate Symposium (25th June); I'll be giving another, on listening in Steve Waters' The Contingency Plan, at the TaPRA annual conference in September.


Other things in my singing career I'm proud of: appearing on the BBC with Opera North in Opera in a Nutshell (2017); coaching English for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House (2016-2017); covering Nathan in Pleasure (2015), again for Opera North; playing Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park, for Waterperry Opera Festival (2018, 2019); winning the British Music Society Song Prize (2015).

Silent City, Matera, 2019
Silent City, Matera, 2019
Silent City, Matera, 2019
Mansfield Park, Waterperry Opera Festival, 2018
Waterperry Opera Festival Gala
BBC OperaPassion Day, 2017
Gendarmes Duet with Sir John Tomlinson
Owen Wingrave, British Youth Opera, 2016
I.v. of Owen Wingrave
Rehearsals for The Cunning Little Vixen, 2015
Riders to the Sea, 2015
Riders to the Sea, 2015




If you'd like to hear more, you can use this form to get in touch - or alternatively, come and say hello on Twitter: @Milo_Harries.

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