Spotlight on Opera
"Suenos de Bejar" by Gonzalez
Opera San Antonio
La finta giardiniera" by Mozart
Portland State Opera
Josh Miller has served on the directing staff of The Fort Worth Opera Festival (The Barber of Seville & Voir Dire), The Glimmerglass Festival (Carousel), Wolf Trap Opera Company & The National Symphony Orchestra (La traviata), Opera San Antonio (Carmen), ZACH Theatre (Les Misérables), Austin Lyric Opera (Le nozze di Figaro & Turandot), and Austin Shakespeare (Sunday in the Park with George).
Miller's most recent directing credits include Bernstein's Mass with the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera, Ballet Austin and the Grammy-Winning Choral Ensemble, Conspirare. Turn of the Screw (Texas State Opera), Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi (Portland State Opera), Carmen (Spotlight on Opera), Le nozze di Figaro (Virginia Tech University & The University of Texas at Austin), a double-bill of The Italian Lesson & Trouble in Tahiti (Opera Piccola of San Antonio), Sweeney Todd (Butler Opera Center), The Rape of Lucretia & Little Women (Spotlight on Opera).
An avid promoter of new music, Miller produced the fully-staged world premiere of Rose Made Man by Franklin Piland and Tegan McLeod as a part of the Cohen New Works Festival. He also directed the theatrical premiere of Daren Hagen's Cradle Song. Miller's production of Jake Heggie's Three Decembers was chosen as a winner of Opera America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. He and his design team presented their production concept to artistic directors and industry professionals during a special session of Opera America’s annual National Opera Conference in Washington, DC.
See the Three Decembers design here.
Watch our presentation at the 2015 Opera America Conference here.
Read the press release here.
"Everything about this production works beautifully... Josh Miller has staged this work so it is set in a physical church space, which surprisingly works to free the work rather than constrict it. His staging is full of gorgeously constructed stage pictures and he has created lovely moments of connection amongst the chorus members."
Read the full Broadway World Review of Bernstein's Mass here.
"I've never seen it staged that way, brilliant idea."
Alexander Bernstein, after seeing Josh's production of his father's Mass.
"the zanny family’s antics zigzag over the stage and they’re FUNNY"
Read the full Oregon Arts Watch Review of Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi here.
"Miller's choices gave either a simple sober nod to the tale's horror or a wink at its mischievous sense of humor."
Read the full Austin Chronicle Review of Sweeney Todd here.
"an iconic work that has been given a smart and snappy staging"
Read the full Broadway World Review of Jesus Christ Superstar here.