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The New York Times on Miller’s 30th Anniversary Season

Miller Theatre today announced its 2018-19 30th Anniversary Season, and The New York Times featured the exciting season ahead.

The coverage starts by highlighting Miller's season opener, the New York premiere of Proving Up, in a new production by Opera Omaha. Michael Cooper of the Times writes, "With her dark, disturbing “Breaking the Waves,” Missy Mazzoli established herself as an opera composer to watch. Now New Yorkers will get a chance to hear her latest work, “Proving Up,” which will open the 30th-anniversary season of the Miller Theater at Columbia University."

The article continues by highlighting the six composers featured on this year's Composer Portraits series, followed by mention of a pair of recitals by acclaimed harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.

The season preview concludes noting Miller's dedication to commissioning new works:

"Over time the Miller has emerged not only as a presenter of new music, but also a commissioner of it — including, next season, works by Mr. Sorey, Mr. Lewis, Nico Muhly and more. But its decision to become a co-commissioner of “Proving Up,” along with Washington National Opera and Opera Omaha, suggests a new level of ambition. The theater and its executive director, Melissa Smey, described the production as the first fruits of an initiative to help create chamber operas."

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Read the 2018-19 season press release