Appears on: Verdi’s Requiem
With this concert, Dana Beth Miller makes her debut with the Oregon Symphony.
Dana Beth Miller has earned a reputation as an exciting dramatic mezzo-soprano boasting a portfolio of demanding roles ranging from Bellini’s Adalgisa (Norma), Verdi’s Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), and Amneris (Aïda), through to Wagner’s Erda (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Dvořák’s Foreign Princess (Rusalka), and Mascagni’s Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana).
As a former member of its ensemble, Deutsche Oper Berlin provided the stage for Dana Beth Miller’s European debut as Mistress Quickly in Christoph Loy’s new production of Falstaff, subsequently singing her first Erda there in two complete Ring Cycles, firstly under Sir Simon Rattle and then with Donald Runnicles. Further roles in Berlin have included La Cieca (La Gioconda), Ulrica, Princess Clarissa (L’amour des trois oranges), Mrs. Sedley (Peter Grimes), and most recently, Azucena (Il trovatore).
Elsewhere in Europe, Dana Beth made her debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Anna in Berlioz’ Les Troyens under Charles Dutoit, returning for productions of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Wozzeck. This season, Dana Beth Miller makes her debut for English National Opera as Amneris in Phelim McDermott’s new production of Aïda conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, before heading across the Atlantic for Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana at New Orleans Opera and Mistress Quickly at Opera Colorado.
At home in North America, Miller has cultivated relationships with several key theaters including Arizona Opera, Opera Colorado, Florida Grand Opera, and Tulsa Opera. Further production experience includes Amneris for Pensacola Opera, Carmen with Boston Lyric Opera, Mistress Quickly for Opera Saratoga, Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with Austin Lyric Opera, and Santuzza with Edmonton Opera. Last season Dana Beth Miller enjoyed great acclaim as Massenet’s Hérodiade for Washington Concert Opera, conducted by Antony Walker.
In concert, Dana Beth Miller has a repertoire including Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah, and Stravinsky’s Les noces. In a debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Dana Beth Miller sang Mary in concert performances of Der fliegende Holländer and performed Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra last season.