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The American soprano Meagan Miller is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and grew up in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She began her vocal training at the Washington and Lee University in Virginia before transferring to the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York; her teachers included Cynthia Hoffmann, Marilyn Horne, Ruth Falcon, and Hilde Zadek. In 1999 Miller was a winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and in 2008 she garnered the George London/Kirsten Flagstad Award. After her early years performing in various American opera houses, the soprano made her debut at the Vienna Volksoper in 2009 as the title heroine in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and soon after performed this role at the Bavarian Staatsoper. She was then engaged to sing Eva in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Leipzig Opera and Minnie in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West at the Teatro Massimo Palermo. In the 2011-12 season, Miller made her debut at the Vienna Staatsoper, where she performed Strauss’s Daphne; she has appeared as Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at the Hungarian Staatsoper Budapest. In November 2013 she will make her first Metropolitan Opera appearance in the role of the Empress in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. Meagan Miller’s wide repertoire also includes such Mozart roles as the Countess in Figaro, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni, and Fiordiligi from Così fan tutte. As a concert and lieder singer she performs works from the Baroque to the present, including compositions by Libby Larsen, Robert Beaser, and Niccolo Athens which have been written especially for her.