American mezzo-soprano, Ronnita Miller, continues her upward career trajectory in season 2020-2021 with performances at The Atlanta Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Last season, she completed her seventh season as a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Performances there included Mamma Lucia - Cavalleria Rusticana, Third Lady - Die Zauberflöte, Mary - Der fliegende Holländer, Madelon - Andrea Chenier, and Ulrica - Un Ballo in Maschera. Last season she made her debut at the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam as Fricka in a performance of Die Walküre, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. In the US, she joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to sing Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Ms. Miller was then scheduled to returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago to continue her portrayal as Erda and First Norn in Der Ring des Nibelungen, sing the Verdi Requiem in Utrecht, and then end the season at Cincinnati Opera in her role debut as Amneris in Aida. However, due the global pandemic, these performances were cancelled.
In previous seasons at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she sang Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette before returning to Lyric Opera Chicago in her signature role of Erda - Siegfried. She gave further performances of Erda - Das Rheingold at Teatro Real, Madrid before returning to The Metropolitan Opera to sing First Norn - Götterdämmerung, and to Boston Symphony Orchestra where she sang Schwertleite - Die Walküre at Tanglewood. In the UK she sang First Norn at the Edinburgh International Festival with Sir Andrew Davis, and at Brighton Festival, Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Role highlights at Deutsche Oper Berlin include the Handmaiden - L’invisible, Fenena - Nabucco, and Marcellina - Le nozze di Figaro as well as appearing in revival performances of some of the roles that have brought her the admiration of Berlin audiences such as Marthe Schwertlein - Faust. Other recent highlights include Erda and First Norn at San Francisco Opera and performances at Semperoper Dresden as Erda under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Guest appearances elsewhere included the role of Amando in Le Grand Macabre under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as Verdi’s Requiem at Staatsoper Hannover.
Ms. Miller joined the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for the 2013-14 season and made her house and role debut of Fenena in Nabucco in addition to singing Grimgerde - Die Walküre and First Norn - Götterdämmerung; other roles there since have included Anna - Les Troyens, Dryade - Ariadne auf Naxos,
Bianca - The Rape of Lucretia, Alice - Lucia di Lammermoor, Filipyevna - Eugene Onegin, Wowkle - La Fanciulla del West, Geneviève - Pelléas et Mélisande, and Maddalena/Giovanna - Rigoletto.
She made her role debut as Fricka with the Odense Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the late Alexander Vedernikov. In previous seasons in the U.S., she sang Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Ravinia Festival, a role she also sang at Los Angeles Opera, where she also had her debut as Mistress Quickly in Los Angeles Opera’s Falstaff. She sang in the Cincinnati May Festival in the Eighth Symphony of Mahler and in a special anniversary performance of Nathaniel Dett's The Ordering of Moses under the baton of James Conlon which was also presented at New York’s Carnegie Hall in a live broadcast performance.
In addition to performing, Ms. Miller has conducted masterclasses at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida, outreach classes in NYC, written for online publications including Interview En L'air, and has taught private lessons.