This season bass-baritone Keith Miller made his role and house debut as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Florida Grand Opera, and returned to both the Metropolitan Opera and the Portland Opera for Monterone in Rigoletto, and to the Met again for the Bonze in Madama Butterfly. Next season, Mr. Miller will continue to develop his relationship with the Met when he appears in their new productions of Carmen, Armida, and Tosca.
A recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Miller appeared there as Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. Other past opera engagements include roles in Madama Butterfly, War and Peace, Ernani, Macbeth, Faust, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin, Andrea Chenier, and Gianni Schicchi at the Metropolitan Opera; the Bonze and Ramphis and in Aida at the Portland Opera, Leporello, Monterone and Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Crested Butte Music Festival; Alidoro in La cenerentola with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, the Bonze with Emerald City Opera, Colline in La Bohème with the Pouhgkeepsie Opera, and Don Alfonso with Oberlin in Italy.
In concert, Mr. Miller's recent engagements include Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Fanshawe Chorus London in Ontario, Colline in a concert version of La Bohème with the Rockford Symphony, and Handel's Messiah with the Chamber Opera of Philadelphia.
Before pursing his career as singer, Mr. Miller played professional football for 5 years and had the honor of being an Olympic Torch Bearer for the 1996 Games in Atlanta.