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Masterful Musings: David Miller

February 25, 2021, 1:00 pm
Location Zoom Meeting
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Inspirational Conversations in the Cali Choral Community

Welcome to our second season of Masterful Musings. Please join us via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 – 2:15 pm for a series of guest presentations featuring professional musicians from many different aspects of the music world. Stories and advice to inspire you and opportunities for Q & A. Cali students, family and friends are welcome to join us.

"My Journey from Opera to Oprah" From Il Divo and La Bohème to classical crossover. Ask David Miller about his journey from stage to screen – including Oprah!”

Zoom Meeting ID: 857 6311 4310

Exposed to opera from the age of 6, David Miller found his love for singing fairly early in life. His dedication to the art form was formidable, but he also had many opportunities that allowed him to fully pursue his passion without distraction. He was accepted to one of the top music conservatories in the world and invited to apprentice at one of the top level opera companies in America. He sang leading roles in opera houses all over the world, which eventually led him to be cast and star in Baz Luhrman’s La Boheme on Broadway. That intense experience changed David’s life forever. It showed him the potential to create a completely new degree of accessibility for opera through directing it like a film. This planted a seed of possibility in his consciousness, and he began to see opera as a genre in a whole new way.

Almost immediately after La Boheme he was selected by Simon Cowell for the multi-platinum selling quartet Il Divo. Currently Il Divo is heading into its 15th year after selling over 30 million albums and has a large fan base of more than 60 countries worldwide. They pioneered the genre called Classical Crossover and created a worldwide audience of what David has dubbed the “Classically Curious”. Through this lengthy departure from opera, David has learned one very important thing, there is a worldwide hunger for more classic art forms.