A thoroughly established artist, Deborah Miles-Johnson has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Andrew Davies (Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles) and Sir Georg Solti (Mozart’s Don Giovanni). Her commercial recordings include an excerpt of the role of Carmen with Gerald Finley on his recital disc, Betty Doxy in Britten’s The Beggars Opera and one of the Converse in Puccini’s Suor Angelica for EMI. She performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the English Concert in concerts around Europe, Istanbul and Japan which was well received and more recently recorded two Missa Brevis settings by Mozart with the St Albans Cathedral Choir for Naxos.
A regular performer of the contemporary repertoire, she recorded Elegy for Young Lovers for Radio France, the première of Brian Elias’s Laments with the BBCSO, Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater, Maxwell Davies’ Resurrection, a solo on Judith Bingham’s CD Remoter Worlds with the BBC Singers and one of the secretaries in the first London performance of John Adams’s Nixon in China with the LSO.
Forthcoming concerts include Brahms's Alto Rhapsody in Worcester Cathedral in March, the Verdi Requiem in Northampton later in March and Elijah (Mendelssohn) in St Albans Arena in June. As a member of the Extra Chorus at the Royal Opera House, she was in Carmen (the ballet) with Carlos Acosta; she is currently in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and will be performing in Lucia di Lammermoor, (Donizetti), Tannhäuser (Wagner) and Oedipe (Enescu) in the 2016 season.
Her diverse musical life includes a thriving teaching practice and recording the backing music for some of the best known films of recent years including the latest Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean and How to Train your Dragon 2!