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Television

Keith Miller interviewed on KDVR FOX21 in Denver, Colorado

Former CU football player now an opera singer

Former University of Colorado fullback Keith Miller has made the transition from the gridiron to the theater stage. Hema Mullur reports. April 4, 2012.

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Keith Miller interviewed on KUSA-TV, Colorado

Colorado man goes from football star to opera singer.

Keith Miller interviewed on KUSA-TV Channel 9, Colorado, with Kirk Montgomery. 03/26/12

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Keith Miller ABC Eyewitness News Interview

ABC Eyewitness News with Lauren Glassberg

Keith Miller interviewed on ABC Eyewitness News with Lauren Glassberg

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Keith Miller NY1 Interview

NY1 Arts Report with Stephanie Simon

Keith Miller interviewed on NY1's Arts Report with Stephanie Simon

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Keith Miller CBS News Interview

CBS TV's Eye on New York with Dana Tyler

Keith Miller interviewed on CBS TV's Eye on New York with Dana Tyler

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Radio

Keith Miller Interviewed on 1010 Wins Lincoln Center

Westwood One Radio Interview The Leonard Lopate Show: Keith Miller on "Anna Bolena"
Keith Miller is the only opera singer performing today who was a former football player. He discusses his transition from football to opera, his meteoric rise in the opera world, and his role in Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" at the Metropolitan Opera

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Keith Miller Interviewed on 1010 Wins Lincoln Center

Westwood One Radio Interview Alice Stockton-Rossini Interviews Keith Miller
"Eight years he was playing pro football, before that he was a starting fullback at the University of Colorado. Now he's playing Zuniga in Carmen at the Met. What are the chances of that, Keith Miller?"

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Keith Miller Interviewed on NPR Music

Westwood One Radio Interview Football Star Finds New Calling At The Opera
Keith Miller was a star fullback at the University of Colorado and had a shot at the NFL. But Miller decided to follow another voice — his own — and it led him straight to opera. The bass-baritone has nearly 200 performances under his belt with the Washington Metropolitan Opera.

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Keith Miller Interviewed on Westwood One Radio

Westwood One Radio Interview Selections from Keith Miller's Westwood One radio interview.
Keith talks about his early interests in Opera, his time at the academy of Vocal Arts, how football has played a part in his training and more.

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Interview with Met Opera Radio Channel on SirusXM Radio

SirusXM Satellite Radio Interview Interview with Met Opera Radio channel on SirusXM Radio

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Articles

'Carmen' returns to Met Opera in mixed revival

The Denver Post

Associated Press — October 2012

Former football player Keith Miller was a sexy Zuniga, Jose's military superior — you wondered why Carmen didn't run off with him rather than Escamillo.
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Florencia en al Amazonas

The Denver Post

Opera News — March 2012

Nearly stealing the show was the mystical (and similarly sketchy) Riolobo of Keith Miller — a former college football player from nearby Boulder who's carving a nice career at the Met and elsewhere. His baritone is imposing and multi-hued, his acting clearly delineated.
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Former University of Colorado fullback KeithMiller becomes an opera singer

The Denver Post

The Denver Post — March 2012

They're the same drill really, football and opera. You make the team, put in the practice, and when the whistle blows you perform like your life depended on it.

Still, they don't overlap much among fans. Chances are that half the people who read this story — it is about a football star who became a world-class opera singer — wouldn't know which NFL team has won the most Super Bowls. The other half couldn't tell you who wrote "Madame Butterfly."
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Stravinsky's Travels, Recounted in Melody

New York Post

New York Times — January 2012

There has been much debate about the Russian-ness of Stravinsky, who lived and worked away from his native country for most of his life. In a program called "Stravinsky Outside Russia," on Friday evening at Carnegie Hall, the conductor Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra offered selections that reflected both Stravinsky's Russian heritage and the aesthetics of his adopted homelands.
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Gridder's 'Met'amorphosis to opera star

New York Post

New York Post — September 2011

He once bulldozed defenders for the University of Colorado and dreamed of the NFL. But when his big chance came with the hometown Denver Broncos in 2001, Keith Miller chose the stage over a stadium, opting to pursue his other dream: becoming an opera star.
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Football to Figaro

Opera News

Crested Butte News — July 2011

Beneath a polished and soft-spoken exterior, Keith Miller, a fullback turned bass-baritone at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, is a man of extremes. Now in his eighth year with the Crested Butte Music Festival, he's helping young students learn through a breadth of experience that has taken him from wearing eye-black to blush.
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Ex-fullback becomes an opera star [ story & video ]

Opera News

The Seattle Times — May 2011

Former football player Keith Miller, performing during the final dress rehearsal for "The Magic Flute" at McCaw Hall, taught himself to read music just nine years ago. Two bags were packed as Keith Miller waited for the phone call from the Denver Broncos. If they invited him to training camp in Greeley, Colo., Miller was taking one bag and heading west.
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Star football player turns opera singer

Opera News

Summit Daily News — March 2011

Just as Keith Miller's professional football career was on the rise, he had to choose between his successful history — and promising future — as a fullback and his new-found passion for opera — a world he knew nothing about.
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Football star turned opera star Keith Miller comes to UCF festival

Opera News

Orlando Sentinal — March 2011

When University of Colorado football player Keith Miller took his girlfriend to see "The Phantom of the Opera," he left under the phantom's spell. "The lights, the chandelier pulling up all the audience, it was everything combined," Miller says. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this is so cool.' I had no idea this stuff went on."
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Savannah Children's Choir to celebrate 5th anniversary with concert

Opera News

Savannah Morning News — March 2011

It all started over coffee at church five years ago. Cuffy Sullivan, the mother of three young daughters, and Roger Moss, an accomplished local singer, lamented the fact that Savannah didn't have an organized choral program for children.
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Sound Bites: Keith Miller

Opera News

Opera News — December 2010

Keith Miller, who sings Ashby in this month's Met radio broadcast and Live in HD transmission of La Fanciulla del West, got "blown away" by opera when he was a college football player and took a date to a performance of Phantom of the Opera. The thirty-six-year-old native of Ovid, Colorado (pop. 350), put aside a promising career as a fullback — he played for the University of Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl and the Cotton Bowl and carried the Olympic torch for the 1996 Atlanta Games…
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First Down: Keith Miller

Crested Butte

Classical Singer Magazine — June 2010

The former fullback may have switched coaches, but he hasn't lost sight of the goal. While growing up in a small town in Colorado, Keith Miller pursued athletics with all his might. He saw it as his way out and up. Little did he know that a fateful night in a theater would not only open his eyes to a whole new world, but also change his life—and his career path—forever.

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Fullbacking an Aria

Coloradan

Coloradan — December 2009

Former football player pursues opera career — It was one of those crossroads moments that defines a life. Former University of Colorado fullback Keith Miller (Art ex'96) faced two divergent paths in 2001. He had been offered a spot as a bass/baritone in Michigan's Pine Mountain Music Festival, but he had just finished a good workout with the Denver Broncos.

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Former Buffalo singing a new song

Coloradan

Denver Post - August 2009

Miller, a fullback in the mid-1990s, finds his true calling as an opera star for the Met. — Former Colorado football player Keith Miller first fell in love with opera after attending "Phantom of the Opera. (Jennifer Taylor, The New York Times). He has learned the music but not the lingo. Keith Miller is perhaps the only opera singer who can talk about "running an aria" the way a fullback talks about running for daylight — as he used to do, before he called an audible on his football career.

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For an Ex-Fullback, Big Plays in a New Game

Coloradan

The New York Times — July 2009

He has learned the music but not the lingo. Keith Miller is perhaps the only opera singer who can talk about "running an aria" the way a fullback talks about running for daylight — as he used to do, before he called an audible on his football career.



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Football Player Tackles The Art Of Opera

Coloradan

NY1 — July 2009

Opera singer Keith Miller believes to belt it out, you have to be strong -- really strong. So whether he's training at the New York Sports Club or with his vocal coach, the former football player tackles opera and physical fitness with the same passion and dedication. Miller was a hard nose playing football for the University of Colorado when he discovered he had a soft spot for opera.

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Keith Miller: From the backfield to center stage

Coloradan

Savannah Now — May 2009

Keith Miller's former and current careers have one thing in common. Tickets are required for each performance. Miller, a professional football player turned opera singer, is in town this week as Savannah Children's Choir's 2009 Artist in Residence. Miller was set to work not only with the community children's choir, but also with local school groups, helping them hone their skills and sharing his experiences from football to music.


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Pigskin and Pagliacci

Coloradan

Connect Savannah — May 2009

Athlete-turned-opera star Keith Miller sings in Savannah — Bass baritone Keith Miller joined the Metropolitan Opera's permanent roster three years ago. These days, the handsome, square-jawed 35-year-old vocalist is in demand, a Grammy winner who's paid his dues with Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro and Madama Butterfly and sings with regularity in the toniest opera houses around the world.

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Better Know a Singer: Keith Miller

Coloradan

wweek.com — May 2009

Interview with Ben Waterhouse — WW: Is this your first time singing in Aida? Keith: Yes it is. WW: And you've sung in Portland before, right? Keith: Yes, I did Madam Butterfly about three, four years ago. WW: How did you get into opera?Keith: Keith Miller: Well, it was about 1996, '95-'96 and I took a girlfriend to Phantom of the Opera and while I was sitting there, I just kind of fell in love…

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