Lyric Opera of Chicago

Julie Anne Miller

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Mezzo-soprano Julie Anne Miller is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. A native of Sacramento, California, she has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and with the Ravinia Festival, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Marin Symphony, Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, the Sugar Creek Festival (Jo March/Little Women), Festival Opera (Flora/La traviata), and Sacramento Opera (Giovanna/Rigoletto). Miller's 2012-13 season included Flora at Townsend Opera in Modesto, California. Other roles she has performed include Ottavia/L'incoronazione di Poppea, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, Stéphano/Roméo et Juliette, the Commère/Four Saints in Three Acts, and the Mother/Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has been heard with orchestras throughout California in works of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, and Duruflé. She is the winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Scholarship Competition (2010) and West Bay Opera's Henry and Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Competition (2009). Miller completed her graduate studies in the inaugural class of Dawn Upshaw's program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music and previously studied at California State University, Sacramento. This season at Lyric she appears in Otello (debut), La traviata and Die Fledermaus.

Julie Anne Miller is sponsored by Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal.


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