Imara
Miles

Mezzo-Soprano
Imara Miles

(She/They) Known for her stunning vocal and stage presence, Imara Miles is a force to be reckoned with.

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Porgy and Bess
Lily & Maria cover
Des Moines Metro Opera



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Imara Miles

Mezzo-soprano Imara Miles, a native of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, is in her final year of the master’s program at the IU Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Patricia Stiles. With numerous years of experience in various musical theater, opera, and sacred performances, Miles made her operatic debut in fall 2017 in Carol Vaness’s Opera Workshop production of Gianni Schicchi, as Zita.

Previous Opera Theater performances include the chorus of the collegiate premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Mère Jeanne in Francesca Zambello’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites. Miles also performed the role of Augusta Tabor in Carol Vaness’s Opera Workshop production of Te Ballad of Baby Doe. A graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, Miles studied with Erin Lippard and performed in productions of Te Drowsy Chaperone (title role), Te Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Guys and Dolls (Gen. Matilda Cartwright), and Te Boyfriend (Lady Brockhurst). Previous summer engagements include Grant Park’s Project Inclusion Vocal Ensemble fellowship, where she performed with the Grant Park Choir for the premiere of Ērik Ešenvalds’ Te Pleiades, and a cover in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s opera Blue at the Glimmerglass Festival, where she was also in the chorus of La Traviata and a featured ensemble member in its production of Showboat. While at IU, Miles has been a member of NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and performed in master classes with Jamie Barton and George Shirley.

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