Canadian mezzo-soprano Rachel Miller is a multi-disciplinary performer with “the stage presence to win over an audience” (OperaRamblings 2019). In the 2019-2020 season she will sing Nursing Sister in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, conducted by Nicolas Ellis (Glenn Gould School); and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.
In 2019 Ms. Miller made her European debut as Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with Accademia Europea Dell’Opera in Lucca, Italy. Past highlights include Mother in Martinů’s Les Larmes du couteau (Glenn Gould School); Chorus in Dido and Belinda, OperaQ’s reimagining of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Prince Orlofsky in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (Glenn Gould School); and Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Glenn Gould School).
In 2019 Ms. Miller performed in the world premiere of Icefolding, a new work for large ensemble by Canadian composer Anna Höstman, as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 21C Music Festival.
Currently based in Toronto, Ms. Miller completed the Artist Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She holds an Honours BSc. in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Toronto. Ms. Miller is a member of Sub Rosa Ensemble, a Toronto-based ensemble showcasing vocal works composed by Italian nuns of the 16th and 17th centuries.