Underwriters: Brenda Harvey-Traylor
About the artist: Baltimore native Raven McMillon received her bachelor of fine arts in vocal performance at Carnegie Mellon University and completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati – College of Conservatory Music (CCM). Her opera credits include Adele in Die Fledermaus; the title role in Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears; Linfea in La Calisto; and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. In addition to her opera credits, McMillon has also workshopped new roles such as Mary in Chiao’s The Secret Codes of Mary Bowser and Lucy in Picker’s Awakenings. Her upcoming roles included La Princesse in L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at CCM in the summer of 2020, which were cancelled due to COVID-19. McMillon contributes regularly to the professional choruses of companies such as Cincinnati Opera and Pittsburgh Opera.
HGO appearances: Frasquita in Carmen (COVID-19 cancellation); Peter in selected performances of The Snowy Day; Flower Maiden/ 1st Esquire in Parsifal (COVID-19 cancellation); Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music. First-year HGO Studio artist.