Dana Beth Miller

Contralto

A former principal artist in the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dana Beth Miller’s appearances include Erda in two complete Ring Cycles with Simon Rattle and Donald Runnicles, Dame Quickly Falstaff in a new production directed by Christoph Loy, La Cieca La Gioconda, Mrs. Sedley in David Alden’s Peter Grimes, Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera and Azucena Il Trovatore.  The dark, rich colour and power at the lower end of Dana Beth Miller’s voice lends itself perfectly to roles such as Jezibaba Rusalka, Cornelia Giulio Cesare, Paulina Pique Dame, Klytämnestra Elektra and Principessa Suor Angelica as well as her aforementioned key roles.

Past season highlights include the artist’s UK debut with English National Opera as Amneris Aïda in a new production by Phelim McDermott, and as Margaret in David McVicar’s celebrated new production of Wozzeck at Grand Theatre du Geneve in Switzerland, where she also sang Anna Les Troyens with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit.

“Dana Beth Miller brought a powerhouse mezzo bristling with emotion to the title role, Hérodiade…”  Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, November 2016

“For the female quartet, the Deutsche Oper delivered their best singers. Dana Beth Miller sang her organ-like “Reverenza” and “Povera donna” so magnificently, that you thought you could see the walls shake or that you were hearing Fedora Barbieri.” Ingird Wanja – Der Opernfreund

“The Ulrica of Dana Beth Miller harkens to the great mezzos and contraltos of the past. She is the most interesting character in the entire piece. Her commitment is to giving the most beautiful sound while scaring the bejeezus out of us.” Jeff Haller – ConcertoNet.com 

“The role of Ulrica is a definitive scene-stealer…Florida Grand Opera has a true star in Dana Beth Miller. Unusually young for the “hag” role, she is only on for one scene, and the impression she makes is palpable. A beautiful woman, she has a mezzo that thrills from her very first note. In addition, she consistently turns in the best acting of the evening.” Jeffrey Bruce – Broadway Regional News and Reviews

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