Biography

Countertenor Mikel Uskola performs a broad range of music including baroque opera and song, with a special interest in the German and Spanish song repertoire, trying to expand and explore new repertoire options for countertenors. He has recently been awarded a prize in the 88th edition of “Concurso Permantente de Jóvenes Intérpretes” comprising several recitals in tour around Spain. He is regularly invited to perform in Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastián (Spain).

He graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2017, where he continues in the MPerf programme after becoming an Alice Templeton Scholar. Mikel is currently studying under the tutelage of Sally Burgess and Stephen Varcoe. He is also developing his technique further with Antonio Lemmo.

Among the complete operatic roles he has sung are: Goffredo (Rinaldo) 2013 in Auditorio Ribarroja, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) 2014 in Auditorio CSMV, Didymus (Theodora) and Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) both in concert version during 2015 in Auditorio CSMV, as well as Prinz Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) in 2016. He has been involved in English Touring Opera's 2017 Autumn tour productions of Handel's Giulio Cesare and Rameau's Dardanus. He has also performed the following roles at Britten theatre for RCM opera scenes: Tolomeo and Bertarido in Handel's Giulio Cesare and Rodelinda respectively, Refugee and Fox in Jonathan Dove's Flight and The adventures of Pinocchio, and Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the title roles both in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Rinaldo by Handel.

Mikel’s oratorio work includes: Gloria in D major (Vivaldi) 2013, Magnificat in D major (Bach) 2013 in Palau de la Musica Valenciana, Membra Iesu Nostri (Buxtehude) 2014 in Sagunt in Excelsis festival, Requiem in D minor (Mozart) 2015 in Catedral de Santa María (Valencia), Mass in B minor (Bach) 2017 in Auditorio CSMV and Carmina Burana (Orff) for Quincena Musical de San Sebastián.