Sunday, October 28, 2012

Keith Miller: Jockera Star

Keith Miller (photo Pavel Antonov)
We have to commend American barihunk Keith Miller's public relations machine, as they've gotten unlimited mileage on his "jock to opera" story. We've even posted it a few times and figured why not post the latest Associated Press story. After all, it's another excuse to look at his amazing body. 

Miller next appears at the Metropolitan Opera in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera"alongside Dmitri Hvorostovsky, opening November 8th, followed by a global high-definition broadcast December 8th.

Keith Miller - Chest voice?
NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Keith Miller was a bruising fullback out of the University of Colorado who never quite made it to the National Football League. He has, however, become a star at the Metropolitan Opera.

How Miller made the unlikely transition from football to the pinnacle of opera is an all-American story of reinvention, made all the more amazing by the fact that he had no formal musical training when he set out to become a singer.

"This is the real thing, this is the juice," says the 38-year-old Miller. "Instead of a number, you're a character, but the spirit of competition is the same, and you do it for the love of the art versus the love of the game."

It began almost by chance in 1994, while still at Colorado, when he took his girlfriend to see a traveling production of the Broadway musical "The Phantom of the Opera." He was so enthralled that tears rolled down his face. He bought a CD and learned the songs.

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  1. 2013 Barihunks Charity Calendar (Oversized version 13.5" x 19")Cover: Zachary Gordin...and dont we all love an oversized virgin..oops version

  2. not really sure of the quality of miller's voice - not really sure its all that special. and for the amount of years (what? - 4?) at the met he does not seem to have risen beyond compramario status. of course there is nothing demeaning about being a met house singer. and yes, i do think most of us have had enough of the "football to opera" story. used to subscribe to his twitter but eventually found this tiresome as well.