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Hailed as a “visionary director” by The Stranger, Dan Wallace Miller’s stage direction is “riveting… well executed, and relevant.” (CityArts) As Founder and Artistic Director of Vespertine Opera Theater, Mr. Miller dedicates his career to presenting operas in unique spaces that are dramatically engaging and cleverly innovative. His unique concepts and perceptive direction have proven that he is a force to be reckoned with.

In 2022, Miller became the Artistic Director for Inland Northwest Opera, having previously directed a filmed version of a new production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice which was met with rave reviews, and is currently available to stream here. Last season, he also directed Tosca for Opera Naples, Two Remain for Central City Opera, and a new production of Susannah with Wolf Trap Opera, which he will again create a new production this season with the University of Oklahoma. Also this season, Miller will return to Central City Opera to direct Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, serve as assistant director for San Francisco Opera’s La Traviata, as well as direct the production of the same opera for Inland Northwest Opera, and head the direction for Seattle Opera’s 2023 gala. [read more...]


“...Words fall short to praise this representation..." – El Nuevo Herald

Die Walküre – “Words fall short to praise this representation which did not need a scenographic framework to achieve the full force of these scenes…. Drama and music certainly came together as the public applauded the staging of Dan Wallace Miller. …Unforgettable.”


“...Dan Wallace Miller’s direction is apparent in every scene..." – The Sunbreak

– “Dan Wallace Miller’s direction is apparent in every scene. He does a great job of emphasizing the farce without going over the top, allowing the music and the libretto their fullest expression.”


"...offered a fresh perspective..." – Musical America

The Magic Flute – “PMWs latest project… offered a fresh perspective on The Magic Flute by combining period instruments with a provocatively anti-traditional staging. Dan Wallace Miller was the director, using a new translation and adaptation.”


"...visionary director..." – The Stranger

The Combat – “With this remarkable production of The Combat, visionary director Dan Wallace Miller and his cast transformed not only the Seattle Opera rehearsal building, but also my heart. This is a profound experience of theater.”


"...astute direction..." – The Stranger

The Rape of Lucretia – “Under the astute direction of Dan Wallace Miller, José Rubio both vocally and physically portrays the horrible fracture of self that turns Tarquinius into a man who’ll rape…”



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