Performance Year: 2020
German American mezzo-soprano, Siena Licht Miller, is quickly making a name for herself in both the opera and concert worlds. As an Emerging Artist with Opera Philadelphia, Siena made her professional debut as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and returned this season in two recitals as a part of their O18 Festival. Most recently with the company, her performance as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream garnered critical acclaim.
This past summer, Siena was a member of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program, covering Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and Kitty in Doctor Atomic, as well as singing scenes from Berlioz’s Les Troyens. Highlights for the 2018⁄2019 season included the title role in Dido and Aeneas, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Oregon Symphony, and a recital with the Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series. She has worked with master artists such as Renée Fleming, Robert Spano, Placido Domingo and Graham Johnson. Recent appearances with the New York City Ballet and the avant-garde Del Sol String Quartet have fostered her love of cross-discipline collaboration. Ms. Miller is an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. In September 2019, she will co-star in a world premiere by Philip Venables, Denis and Katya, at Opera Philadelphia. Siena began her musical career at a young age as a violinist, while being raised in Portland, Oregon.