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Ronnita Miller

Mezzo-Soprano

Ronnita Miller

Biography

American mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller continues her upward career trajectory in Season 2019-20 in her seventh season as a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Performances there this season include Mama Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana, Third Lady Die Zauberflöte, Mary Der fliegende Holländer, Madelon Andrea Chenier and Ulrika Un Ballo in Maschera. The artist travels to Concertgebouw Amsterdam for performances of Die Walküre in the role of Fricka and returns later in the season for performances of Verdi’s Requiem. In the US she joins Chicago Symphony Orchestra to sing Mama Lucia under the baton of Riccardo Muti and returns to Lyric Opera Chicago to continue her portrayal as Erda/First Norn Der Ring des Nibelungen. She ends the season at Cincinnati Opera in her role debut as Amneris Aida.

Last season at Deutsche Oper Berlin she sang Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette before returning to Lyric Opera Chicago and her signature role of Erda Siegfried. She gave further performances of Erda Das Rheingold at Teatro Real, Madrid before returning to the Metropolitan Opera to sing First Norn Götterdämmerung, and to Boston Symphony Orchestra where she sang Schwertleite Die Walküre at Tanglewood. In the UK she sang First Norn at the Edinburgh International Festival with Andrew Davis, and at Brighton Festival, Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Recent highlights at Deutsche Oper Berlin include Handmaiden Invisible, Fenena Nabucco and Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro as well as appearing in revival performances of some of the roles that have brought her the admiration of Berlin audiences such as Marthe Schwertlein Faust. Other recent highlights include Erda/First Norn at San Francisco Opera and she joined Semperoper Dresden as Erda under the baton of Christian Thieleman. Guest appearances elsewhere included the role of Armando Le Grand Macabre under the baton of Simon Rattle with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as Verdi’s Requiem at Opernhaus Hannover.

Miss Miller joined the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for the 2013-14 Season and made her house debut with the roles of Grimgerde Die Walküre and First Norn Gotterdämmerung; other roles there since have included Anna Les Troyens, Dryade Ariadne auf Naxos, Bianca The Rape of Lucretia, Alice Lucia di Lammermoor, Filipevna Eugene Onegin, Wowkle La Fanciulla del West, Geneviève Pelléas et Mélisande, Mama Lucia, Marcellina and Maddalena/Giovanna Rigoletto.

She made her role debut as Fricka with the Odense Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov, Mary Der Fliegende Höllander at Ravinia Festival, a role she previously sang at Los Angeles Opera, and her debut as Mistress Quickly in Los Angeles Opera’s Falstaff. She sang at Cincinnati's May Festival in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and in a special anniversary performance of Nathaniel Dett's The Ordering of Moses under the baton of James Conlon which was also presented at New York’s Carnegie Hall in a live broadcast performance.