A CAREER IN AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER
Saturday February 19, 2022 at 1:30pm EDT
Internationally renowned soprano Aprile Millo will sit down with Artistic Director Stephen Scovasso to talk about Opera, her career, and the state of the operatic art form.
Aprile Millo is an American operatic soprano of Italian and Irish ancestry who is particularly admired for her interpretations of the works of Giuseppe Verdi. Possessing a spinto voice of power, warmth and temperament, Millo became one of the most celebrated opera singers of the late twentieth century. Although she has performed at many of the world's leading opera houses and with many orchestras and ensembles internationally, Millo has spent much of her career appearing in productions at the Metropolitan Opera.
Millo has performed in many of the world's greatest opera houses, including Frankfurt, Barcelona, Parma, Rome, Bologna, Torino, Arena di Verona, The Baths of Caracalla, Cincinnati Opera, Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Orange, Moscow, Seville, Bilbao, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and La Scala, Milan among others.
She has performed in numerous concert operas with the renowned conductor Eve Queler and her Opera Orchestra of New York including Il Pirata, I Lombardi, Andrea Chenier, La Fanciulla del West, and Adriana Lecouvreur.
After a period away from the opera stage, Aprile Millo returned to the stage in her debut of Puccini's
In 2018 she was awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, The Verdi D'Oro, by the Amici di Verdi of Busseto, Italy. One of only 14 people to receive it in its 46 year history. Renata Tebaldi and Carlo Bergonzi, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo are among just a few of the illustrious past winners.