David Miller, Alaska’s “Singing Surgeon,” has performed major operatic roles throughout his home state and has been a featured soloist for both the Juneau and Anchorage Symphony Orchestras. Of Miller’s voice, Maestro Gregory Buchalter of The Metropolitan Opera said: “He is an excellent singer. He has a wonderful bass voice. Good basses are hard to come by…. I work with the world’s greatest singers, so for me to compliment David really means something.”
In 2014, Dr. Miller debuted the role of Finias Lynch in the world premiere of Emerson Eads’ opera The Color of Gold. He has performed with Opera Fairbanks in the roles of Colline in La Bohème, Zuniga in Carmen, and Father (Peter) in Hansel and Gretel. Other notable roles include both Figaros (The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro), Scarpia in Tosca, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Arctic Magic Flute (performed in Juneau, Anchorage, Nome, and Kotzebue), Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Dulcamara and Belcore in The Elixir of Love, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, the title role in The Mikado, and the unforgettable Edna in Hairspray.
David found his voice as a boy soprano singing sacred oratorio, which continues to be a major passion for him. He has performed a wide range of oratorios with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Concert Chorus and Alaska Chamber Singers, including Messiah, Carmina Burana and St. John’s Passion, to name a few.
Dr. Miller maintains an active surgical practice in Juneau, and is a past president of the Alaska State Medical Board.