Hailed for her the “arresting color” (Cincinnati Enquirer) of her voice, Julie Miller has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S.A. and has attracted the interest of opera companies. A recent alumna of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, she has appeared on the stage of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Emilia in Otello, Annina (La Traviata), Ida (Die Fledermaus) and Krystina (The Passenger). Other notable assignments with the company include understudies of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Waltraute in Die Walküre, and the title role in Handel’s Ariodante.
Elsewhere, she has appeared with Vero Beach Opera as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. This summer, she appeared with Sugar Creek Opera as Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. This season she returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Baroness Nica in Yardbird, a role which she also performed with Madison Opera and in London with Hackney Empire. She also sang Charlotte in Werther for Opera Idaho. She will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago next season as the understudy of the title role in Handel’s Ariodante.
Notable roles she has performed include Jo (Little Women), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), St hano (Rom eo et Juliette), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Ottavia (L ncoronazione di Poppea), Flora (La Traviata), Comm e (Four Saints in Three Acts), the Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), .
She has also appeared as a soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in the world premiere of Ryan Carter's Doot, the Ravinia Festival in Bernstein's Songfest, and with the Oregon Mozart Players, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, and Apollo Symphony for Handel’s Messiah. This spring she will appear with the Madison Symphony Orchestra as Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
She has also appeared as soloist the concert stage performances of Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata No. 6, Handel Messiah, Durufle’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem.
Ms. Miller is the recipient of the the Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship and the Rose McGilvray Grundman Award (American Opera Society of Chicago), the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (Shoshana Foundation) the Edith Newfield Scholarship Award (Musicians Club of Women). She earned her Master’s Degree as a member of the inaugural class of Dawn Upshaw Graduate Program in Vocal Arts at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. She also participated in the Georg Solti Accademia Bel Canto in Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany.