Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 3:00 pm
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TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite No. 1
HANDEL: Come Unto Him & Rejoice Greatly from The Messiah
Lisabeth Miller, soprano
ADAM: O Holy Night
Lisabeth Miller, soprano
ADAM: Silent Night
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival
LOWDEN: The Christmas Song
ARLENE: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
BERLIN: White ChristmasTickets
Lisabeth Miller, soprano, is regularly sought after for her musically sensitive and dramatically compelling performances of diverse repertoire on both the opera and concert stages. She is absolutely delighted to be invited back to collaborate with the Farmington Valley Symphony and Jonathan Colby for the 2023-2024 season! She has been recently 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. Favorite roles include the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Donna/Holly/Jennifer in the world premiere performance of The Faith Operas by David Wolfson, First Lady in The Magic Flute, andthe title role in Handel’s Alcina.
Miller is a dedicated recitalist and a fierce advocate for new music. In February of 2023, she and Eric Trudel performed their recital program “Love’s Lessons”, featuring songs by Richard Strauss, Rosephanye Powell, Jacques Leguerney, and Ben Moore; the duo looks forward to recording the songs of Leguerney during the 2023-2024 season. Miller was a featured performer in all of Hartford Opera Theater’s popular New in November festivals where she had the opportunity to perform short, newly written operas by many of today’s most prestigious composers including Tom Cipullo, David Wolfson, Steven Serpa, and more.
An enthusiastic music educator and vocal pedagogue, Dr. Miller serves on the voice faculty of the Hartt School, University of Hartford as artist teacher of voice and adjunct professor of music history. She is also music director at Old Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bloomfield, CT, and teaches on the conducting and voice faculties of New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine. Dr. Miller is an alumna of Brandeis University, the Hartt School, and the University of Connecticut. She lives in West Hartford, CT where she shares her home with her husband and two daughters. Please visit www.lisabethmiller.com for information about upcoming events.