Tonna Miller, soprano
Tonna Miller, award-winning young soprano and a Texas native, is quickly gaining a reputation for her pure, dulcet voice and her delightful stage presence. She recently made her Houston Grand Opera debut as Jano in Jenufa and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte; sang Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Opera Colorado; her first Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera; and her first Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier with Michigan Opera Theatre. With New York City Opera, she has been heard as Johanna, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Papagena, Frasquita in Carmen, and Helen Hiles in Mourning Becomes Electra. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Barbarina in Jonathan Miller’s new production of Le nozze di Figaro. Other recent engagements have included, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Vespina in Haydn’s L’infedelta delusa with the American Symphony Orchestra; Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Toledo Opera; Naide in Ariadne auf Naxos with Santa Fe Opera; Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore and Yum-Yum with Augusta Opera; both Josephine and Clorinda in La cenerentola for Nashville Opera; Nanetta in Falstaff with Glimmerglass Opera; Handel’s Messiah with Handel & Haydn Society and the Pacific Symphony; and concerts with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Miller has sung with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis for four seasons, where she has performed Wanda in Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein, Polissena in Handel’s Radamisto, Euridice in Monteverde’s The Tale of Orpheus, and covered Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia. Tonna Miller is a two-time nominee for the Richard Tucker Foundation’s Sara Tucker Award. She was a finalist at the Birgit Nilsson Competition; winner of the Fred Mathias Award and finalist at the MacAllister Awards for Opera Singers; and regional finalist in the 1997 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.