…and it is a great tribute to conductor, Pat Miller and his forces that the musical fabric coheres so well throughout – Limelight Magazine 2016
Its 22-piece orchestral ride and robust vocal output were so thrillingly presented on opening night, testament to the leadership of conductor Pat Miller – Herald Sun 2016
Pat Miller began completed a Master of Music in Conducting at the University of Melbourne studying under John Hopkins before making his professional debut leading the National Tour of Carmen for Ozopera. Further training through the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program included appearing before the major Australian orchestras and led to assistant and guest conductor engagements with the Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. This was followed by an apprenticeship at the Opera de Lyon, which included the World Premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Emile.
Pat is currently Chief Conductor of the Australian International Opera Company and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera of Melbourne, dividing his time between mainstage and concert touring across Asia as well as boutique and exploratory work in Australia. Pat has a broad operatic repertoire from Baroque to Bernstein having led productions including Iphigenie en Tauride, Marriage of Figaro, Pygmalion, Carmen, la Traviata, Werther, The Tender land, and Trouble in Tahiti. Pat is also equally at home in Music theatre with productions including Kiss me Kate, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Spelling Bee and Cabaret as well as gala performances of Phantom of the Opera. Pat is committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians as Conductor for Melbourne Youth Orchestra.
In 2016 productions will included Rameau’s Pygmalion, Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino and the first Australian production of Malcolm Williamson’s Our Man in Havana for Lyric Opera of Melbourne a tour of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in China and Assisting Simone Young at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017 Pat will conduct symphonic concerts with the Ballarat and Stonnington Symphony Orchestras, productions of Saint Saens La Princesse Jaune, Monteverdi’s Il coronazione di Poppea and Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince for Lyric, and the first full scale production of Bizet’s Carmen to tour China.