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Keith Miller - Count Monterone
This season bass-baritone Keith Miller returned to the Metropolitan Opera for roles in Madama Butterfly, War and Peace, Ernani, and the new production of Macbeth. Mr. Miller made his debut there last season in the new production of Madama Butterfly, and also appeared in Faust, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin, Andrea Chenier, and Gianni Schicchi (which was broadcast live in HD in movie theaters around the world). This spring he returned to the Portland Opera as Ramphis in Aida; and next season he makes his role and house debut as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Florida Grand Opera, and returns to both the Met and the Portland Opera for Monterone in Rigoletto, and to the Met again for the Bonze in Madama Butterfly.
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 the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Portland Opera, Leporello, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, 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, Il Bonzo 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 a 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.