LNSO AND PUCCINI’S MASS
04.10.19LNSO, The Great Guild
Puccini is known as a genius opera composer, but he had a whim in his youth to become an author […]
Rihards Millers has been a soloist at the Latvian National Opera since 2014. He has portrayed many roles, including Silvio (Pagliacci), Carlino (Don Pasquale), Skudrics (The Rose of Turaida), Moralès, Papageno, Dr Falke, Džips the Dog (The Birds’ Opera). He has also portrayed Aizbildnis (Dauka), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Valdis (Valentīna), the Builder (The Immured), Pantalone (The Love for Three Oranges) and others.
He has participated in the performance of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess as Frazier, Imants Kalniņš’s musical From the Sweet Bottle as Krišs, Bohuslav Martinů’s opera Ariane as Thésée.
In working with large scale piece performances as a soloist Rihards Millers has collaborated with Sigvards Kļava, Māris Sirmais, Aigars Meri, Jānis Zirnis.
In 2016 he participated in the Baltic Sea Festival in Sweden with the Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga. In 2015 he received third place and the special award for best interpretation of Schubert’s Ave Maria in the XI Klaudia Taev Competition for young vocalists in Pärnu. In 2014 he received the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and Swedbank special prize for creative achievements. He is a two time victor of the Alfrēds Kalniņš’s Young vocalists competition; has accrued high placements in the Latvian Music School state competition and The Alīda Vāne International Singing Competition.
Rihards Millers has studied the vocal arts at the Ventspils Music School under Aivars Krancmanis and at JVLMA under Anita Garanča and Krišjānis Norvelis (for a master’s degree). He has supplemented his skills studying with Axel Everaert, Margaret Honig, Dmitry Vdovin, Inga Kalna and Liene Kinča.