Lyric Opera of Chicago

Julie Miller

 Julie Anne Miller headshot  

Photo by Devon Cass.

Mezzo-soprano Julie Miller is a second-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 American Opera Society Competition (2014), 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. Last season at Lyric she made her debut in Otello, and later appeared in La traviata and Die Fledermaus. In the 2014-15 Lyric Opera season Miller performs in The Passenger.

Julie Miller is sponsored by Maurice J. and Patricia Frank.

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