Reviews

Opera Today

"Ms. Miller showed a masterful sense of Handelian style in the aria of the title character, 'Dopo notte,' ['After night'] from Act III of Ariodante. While communicating the sense of the text, Miller took the word 'splende' ['radiantly'] with appropriate forte emphasis. Especially noteworthy are Miller’s breath control and Italian diction, both serving her well in the embellishments she used in the repeat of the A section of the aria."

-Salvatore Calomino

 

The Register-Guard

"Mezzo-soprano Julie Miller,...had no trouble projecting over the orchestra in Ernest Chausson’s ravishingly beautiful “Poeme d’amour et de la mer” ... possesses a voice of spellbinding power and intensity, proved an extremely convincing interpreter of Chausson’s “Poeme.” ... Miller’s vast range of vocal timbre, along with her expressive continence, made it easy to follow the dramatic path of Maurice Bouchor’s text, as the mood changes from elation to despair.

-Terry McQuilkin

Chicago Tribune

"The program's other Romeo and Juliet opera, Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi,' was represented by Romeo's first-act cavatina, nimbly and excitingly sung by second-year mezzo Julie Miller, another gifted Ryan singer to keep your eyes and ears on."

"...Julie Miller, sailed through a treacherously florid aria from Handel's "Ariodante" with easy coloratura, a shining sound and a penetrating forte..."

"Julie Miller, a promising mezzo-soprano [...] was appealing as Adele's sister, Ida."

-John von Rhein

Chicago Classical Review

"Julie MIller was an imposing and sympathetic presence at Baroness Nica de Rothschild..."

-Lawrence A. Johnson

"...the statuesque mezzo tossed off the tongue-twisting–and rather disgusting–gustatory catalogue of “Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise” in fine style and brought out the sardonic humor of 'At the Last Lousy Moments of Love'..."

-Lawrence A. Johnson

"Current Ryan Opera Center members made worthy comprimarios [...] Julie Miller making a lively co-conspirator as Adele’s sister Ida."

-Lawrence A. Johnson

 

Chicago on the Ailse

"...the devoted Baroness Nica (sung with compassion and luscious beauty by mezzo-soprano Julie Miller..." "...Nica de Koenigswarter (Julie Miller, a silvery voiced mezzo)..."

-Lawrence B. Johnson

The Capital Times

"...Nica de Koenigswarter (Julie Miller, a silvery voiced mezzo)..."

-Lindsay Christians

 

Berkshire Fine Arts

"Julie Miller [...] is a lovely singing actress." 

-Susan Hall

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