Hailed as possessing a voice of “spell-binding power and intensity” (The Register-Guard), mezzo-soprano Julie Miller has appeared as a soloist with wonderful organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Mozart Players, Grant Park Music Festival and Ravinia Festival. Recently, Ms. Miller appeared with Madison Opera, Lyric Unlimited/Lyric Opera Chicago and English National Opera/Hackney Empire Theatre as Baroness Nica (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird); with Opera Idaho as Charlotte (Werther); the Mezzo Soloist with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago (Handel:Messiah); the Mezzo Soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (Mozart: Requiem); and the Mezzo Soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra (Janacek: Glagolitic Mass).
Highlights of Ms. Miller’s operatic career include Jo (Little Women) and Ma Joad (The Grapes of Wrath) with Sugar Creek Opera; Emilia (Otello), Ida (Die Fledermaus), Annina (La Traviata) and Krystina (The Passenger) withLyric Opera of Chicago; Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) withVero Beach Opera; Annio (La clemenza di Tito) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Ryan Opera Center; Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) with Townsend Opera; and Flora (La Traviata) with Festival Opera. She has also been heard with orchestra as a Soloist in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Bach’sMagnificat and Cantata No. 6, Handel’s Messiah, Duruflé’sRequiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and both Mozart’sMass in C minor and Requiem.
Ms. Miller is the recipient of the the Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship (Musicians Club of Women), the Rose McGilvray Grundman Award (American Opera Society of Chicago), the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (Shoshana Foundation) and the Edith Newfield Scholarship Award (Musicians Club of Women). She is an alumna of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and a member of the inaugural class of Dawn Upshaw’s Graduate Program in Vocal Arts at the Bard College Conservatory of Music.