German American mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller is rapidly establishing a name for herself in both opera and concert. The 2019-2020 begins with a return to Opera Philadelphia as Katya in the world premiere of Venables’ Denis & Katya. Additional engagements include a return to the Oregon Symphony for Beethoven Symphony No. 9, and debut with the Boise Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season included Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Philadelphia, the title role in Dido and Aenaes and Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti at Curtis Opera Theatre, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Oregon Symphony, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, and a recital with the Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series.
Ms. Miller made her professional debut during the 2017-2018 season as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Philadelphia and spent the summer of 2018 as a member of Santa Fe Opera’s prestigious Apprentice Program, covering Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic and Suzuki in Madame Butterfly.
Other recent engagements included the title role in L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Aspen Music Festival, and appearances with Curtis Opera Theatre in the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic, and Baba in The Medium. In addition, Siena appeared in concert as the Alto soloist in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Symphony in C. Ms. Miller has worked with master artists such as Renée Fleming, Robert Spano, Placido Domingo, and Graham Johnson. Additionally she was invited by Marilyn Horne to participate in the legendary mezzo’s final year of leading The Song Continues series at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Miller is an alumna of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Originally a violinist from Portland, Oregon, Siena entered the Curtis Institute of Music to pursue her masters in 2016 and is currently based in Philadelphia.