DMA, University of Connecticut
MM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
BA, Brandeis University
Lyric soprano Lisabeth Miller is sought after for her musically sensitive and dramatically compelling performances of diverse repertoire on both the opera and concert stages. In recent seasons she has been featured as a soloist with the Farmington Valley Symphony, the Farmington Valley Chorale, the Manchester Symphony and Chorale, the Nutmeg Symphony and Waterbury Chorale, Con Brio Choral Society, the Shoreline Chorale, and the University of Connecticut Festival Chorus. Miller has sung both leading and comprimario roles with companies throughout Connecticut; she has been seen on the stages of Opera Connecticut, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Hillhouse Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, and the University of Connecticut Opera Theater. Recently performed roles include the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and the title role in Handel’s Alcina. Upcoming engagements include a series of concerts with the critically acclaimed West End String Quartet, and a performance of Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville, Summer 1915” with the Farmington Valley Symphony.
A skilled interpreter of traditional repertoire, Miller is also a specialist in contemporary music. She has consistently been featured in Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November series. In 2017, Miller sang the roles of Donna, Holly, and Jennifer in the world premiere of David Wolfson’s The Faith Operas with Hartford Opera Theater, and has also performed works by Tom Cipullo, Steven Serpa, Chen Zhangyi, and Daniel Morel.
Dr. Miller earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Connecticut as a student of vocal pedagogy authority Dr. Constance Rock and Willie Anthony Waters. Her dissertation is entitled "A Lyric Soprano in Handel's London: A Vocal Portrait of Francesca Cuzzoni." She also holds a master of music degree in voice performance from The Hartt School and a B.A. in music from Brandeis University. Dr. Miller also serves on the music faculty of the University of Saint Joseph, as music director at Old Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bloomfield, CT, and on the conducting and voice faculties of New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.