Lyric Opera of Melbourne: Artistic Director
Melbourne Youth Orchestras: Conductor 2014 - 2019
Australian International Opera Company: Chief Conductor 2015 – 2019
Pat Miller began completed a Master of Music in Conducting at the University of Melbourne studying under John Hopkins before making his professional debut leading the National Tour of Carmen for Ozopera. Further training through the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program included appearing before the major Australian orchestras and led to assistant and guest conductor engagements with the Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. This was followed by an apprenticeship at the Opera de Lyon.
Pat is currently Chief Conductor of the Australian International Opera Company and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera of Melbourne. Repertoire ranges from Baroque to Contemporary having led productions including Iphigenie en Tauride, le nozze di Figaro, Pygmalion, Carmen, la Traviata, Werther, The Tender land & Trouble in Tahiti. Pat is equally at home in Music theatre with productions ranging from Cabaret and Spelling Bee to West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera. Pat is also committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians as Conductor for Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra and as Music Director of Opera Scholars Australia
2016 productions included Rameau’s Pygmalion, Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino and acclaimed first Australian production of Malcolm Williamson’s Our Man in Havana for Lyric Opera of Melbourne, which was recorded and broadcast by ABC Classic FM. Other engagements touring The Magic Flute in China and assisting Simone Young at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
In 2018 Pat was appointed Music Director of Opera Scholar's Australia, in addition to continuing roles as Artistic Director of Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Chief Conductor of the Australian International Opera Company and as Conductor for Melbourne Youth Orchestra's Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra. In 2019 Lyric's production of Les Mamelles was awarded the Green Room Award for 'Contribution to the development of Opera'. Productions include a tour of Mozart's the Marriage of Figaro across China and the first revival of Barry Conyngham's FLY.