Jenny Miller Opera
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Jenny Miller studied as a mezzo-soprano at the London National Opera Studio, having won the prestigious Peter Stuyvesant Award. In 1983-84 she understudied and performed the title-role in Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of La Cenerentola.  This led to her official Festival debut as Pallade in L'Incoronazione Di Poppea the following year, and she sang Cherubino in Glyndebourne Touring Opera's Le Nozze Di Figaro that autumn. In 1985 she won both the first prize for mezzos and the Erna Spoorenburg Opera Prize at the 's-Hertogenbosch International Singing Competition.  She continued to sing as a mezzo for 15 years with most of the major English companies, before moving to dramatic soprano repertoire. She has since sung Brunnhilde Ring Cycle, Tosca and Witch in Hansel and Gretel  for Longborough Festival Opera, and developing a parallel career as a designer and director.

For more information on Jenny's background as a director, please see the History page.

Amongst other projects, Jenny set up 'The Complete Singer' as a way of giving advanced singing students a chance to enhance and complement their technical training through summer courses and intensive weekends. It was born when the late Clifford Benson asked Jenny Miller to start a vocal summer course to run alongside his chamber music course, ten years ago. 

This course has developed into a philosophy and approach to voice work that incorporates response, movement and physical connectivity with voice training. The course now has a regular team of acknowledged experts and highly experienced professionals, and we organise several workshops, master classes and performance/study courses throughout the year.

We work across the range from beginners to advanced students and this course reflects the work of young singers planning to embark, or who have already embarked, on professional careers.

For more information, see the Courses page. 

Jenny has recently set up another company called Barefoot Opera with colleague Polly Graham. To find out more about Barefoot and upcoming events with this company please see the Performances page.