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Meagan Miller '96 in Metropolitan Opera Debut

Meagan Miller, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1996, will make her Metropolitan Opera debut on Nov. 16 in the role of The Empress in Richard Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten.”

The New York Times billed Meagan’s pending performance as an “under the radar treat” and noted that “the rising American soprano” takes over for Anne Schwanewilms for the single performance.

We blogged about Meagan when she starred during the summer of 2011 at the Bard Summerscape Festival at Bard College. Meagan left W&L after her sophomore year to attend Julliard. Her first operatic role, as the Countess in Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” came at the University, where she also gave her first solo performance.

Meagan is featured in the Euronews television spot (below) about her performance in the lead role of Puccini’s “La Fanciulla Del West” at the Monte Carlo Opera House last year.

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