Siena Licht Miller

Mezzo-Soprano

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“Mezzo Miller not only has a lovely and sincere stage presence, but also sports a ripe lyric mezzo that seems to know no bounds. She is called upon to impersonate The Journalist (a fact finder who struggles to remain objective), The Neighbor (who screams with hysterical abandon), and shares the dual roles of The Teacher and The Medic with her fellow cast member. Ms. Miller’s effortlessly fluid vocalizing and warmly appealing timbre are richly colored and dramatically compelling.”
James Sohre, Opera Today, September 20, 2019

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 prestigeous 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 from Portland, Oregon, Siena entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2016 and is currently based in Philadelphia.

“Among the vocal soloists, mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller stood out, thanks to the radiance and all-encompassing warmth of her sound. She emerged as the musical focal point whenever she stepped to the fore...”
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune, June 30, 2019 - Alto Soloist in 'Missa Solemnis' with Grant Park Orchestra
“In the quartet of lovers, Siena Licht Miller's Hermia stood out for her sensuous mezzo tone...”
Eric Myers, Opera, July 2019 - Hermia in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Opera Philadelphia