Dana Beth Miller
Dana Beth Miller's engagements for the 2009-2010 season include her first Carmen at Boston Lyric Opera, the mezzo-soprano soloist in the world premiere of Cary Ratcliff's Ode to Common Things with the Austin Symphony, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Pensacola Opera, a return to Tulsa Opera for Dulcinee in Massenet's Don Quichotte, the roles of Olga and Pauline in A Russian Affair: Highlights from Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades with Sacramento Opera, and Maddalena in Rigoletto with San Antonio Opera. Future seasons include her debut with Opera Colorado as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka, Charlotte in Werther with Opera Cleveland, and a return to Seattle Opera for their production of Tannhauser.
Engagements for the 2008-2009 season included the role of Margared in Lalo's rarely performed opera, Le roi d'Ys, with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, the mezzo-soprano soloist in a concert of arias entitled Arias, Overtures, and Arabesques with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Ballet, the Mother and Witch in Hansel and Gretel with Cleveland Opera, the mezzo-soprano soloist in both Verdi's Requiem with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Mother in Hansel and Gretel with Tulsa Opera, Mere Marie in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites with Austin Lyric Opera, and the mezzo-soprano soloist in Stravinsky's Les Noces with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.
Ms. Miller won first place in both the 2006 Classical Singer National Vocal Competition and the 2004 Jensen Foundation Voice Competition, was awarded second prize and the Leonie Rysanek Award at the 2006 Elardo International Opera Competition, took third place in the 2003 Opera Index Career Grant Competition, the 2003 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and the 2004 Eleanor Lieber Awards at Portland Opera, and was a finalist in the 2005 and 2006 Richard Tucker Career Grant Competition. She has also won first place in the National Opera Association Competition, received Career Development Grants from both the Dallas Opera and the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, and has won several district and regional awards in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas College of Music. She did her Master of Music studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and her post-graduate work at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.