2017–18 Season: Erda in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller made her San Francisco Opera debut as Erda in the 2011 Ring cycle. Currently in her fifth season as a member of the permanent ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she has performed there as Erda and First Norn, Marthe in Faust, Madelon in Andrea Chénier, Fenena in Nabucco, Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana, Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, among other roles. Recent career highlights include Erda with the Semperoper Dresden and conductor Christian Thielemann; Amando in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with the London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and conductor Simon Rattle; Fricka in Die Walküre with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Vedernikov; Mary in Der Fliegende Höllander at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival and Los Angeles Opera; and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with Los Angeles Opera. Next season, she appears as Erda at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Madrid’s Teatro Real.