Caroline Miller, Soprano
photo credit: Elizabeth Smith
Caroline Miller is a singer, actor and a producer. She is based in New York City where she has co-Founded a new non-profit The Pleiades Project and teaches voice.
Recognized as an accomplished singer actor, Caroline has twice been a semi-finalist in the International Lotte Lenya Competition loves working with composers and is in demand with local opera companies such as Bard Summerscape, Fresh Squeezed Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Encompass Opera, Utopia Opera and Chelsea Opera.
The Pleiades Project, co-founded with the fabulous Elizabeth Smith, creates new performance opportunities for female artists who wish to express the strength, unique vision, and individuality of their art. These include short films of opera scenes, artist spotlights and unique live events. Their first short film, Così, is available on their website now!
Caroline has also been responsible for conceiving of and directing the many videos that will be part of The Pleiades Project series, 24, which includes representations of all of the 24 Italian Songs and Arias.
Caroline worked with the Ohio Light Opera for two years where she was heard as Phyllis in Iolanthe, Mascha in The Chocolate Soldier and Bellabruna in Blossom Time, which was released by Albany Records. In their recording review, “Opera News” praised Ms. Miller’s performance for “project[ing] all the confident insouciance of a pampered prima donna” and handling the recorded dialogue particularly well.
Caroline holds a Masters Degree from the Eastman School of Music and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis where she learned her love of theater. While in undergrad, Caroline was trained extensively in straight theater, performed leads in musicals and operas such as Hope in Urinetown, Mary Turner in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing Juliana in Argento’s The Aspern Papers and was even on the board of an experimental theater group called Thyrsus.
One of her recent projects was an education outreach musical about the environment employing folk, blues, rock and several other fun genres to tell an important story which toured with Surflight-To-Go this year and was professionally recorded.
Having grown up performing with a group, Offbeat Players, that does musicals which employs youth with and without special needs, teaching and reaching out to musicians of all ages and abilities has always been very important to her.