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Erica Miner

Erica Miner Violinist turned author ERICA MINER has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning
screenwriter, author, lecturer and poet. A native of Detroit, she studied violin at Boston
University with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein, where she
graduated cum laude; the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center, summer home of the Boston Symphony, where she performed with such celebrated conductors as Leonard Bernstein. She continued her studies with Mr. Silverstein at the New England Conservatory of Music, and went on to perform with the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for twenty-one years, where she worked closely with much-respected maestro James Levine and numerous other luminaries of the opera world.

After retiring from the Met, Erica drew upon her lifelong love for writing as her creative outlet and studied screenwriting in Los Angeles with screenplay guru Linda Seger. Erica’s screenplays awards include such recognized competitions as Santa Fe and the Writer’s Digest. Her debut novel, TRAVELS WITH MY LOVERS, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. Subsequent published novels include the first in Erica’s FOUREVER FRIENDS novel series chronicling four teenage girls coming of age in the volatile 60s. Her suspense thriller MURDER IN THE PIT, a novel of assassination and intrigue at the Metropolitan Opera, has won rave reviews across the board.

Erica’s lectures, seminars and workshops have received kudos throughout California and the Pacific Northwest, and she has won top ratings as a special lecturer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. An active contributor to ( and (, she also contributed a monthly “Power of Journaling” article series for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women newsletter (
journaling-part-2/). Other writings have appeared in Vision Magazine, WORD San Diego,
Istanbul Our City, and numerous E-zines. Erica’s lecture topics include “The Art of Self- Re-invention,” “Journaling: the Write Way to Write Fiction,” “Solving the Mystery of Mystery Writing,” and “Opera Meets Hollywood.” Details about Erica’s novels, screenplays and lectures can be found on her website (



BWW Interview: Eric Owens of DIE WALK?RE at Fisher Pavilion PhotoBWW Interview: Eric Owens of DIE WALK?RE at Fisher Pavilion
Posted: Jul. 18, 2021


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Posted: Jan. 2, 2021

BWW Interview: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE at McCaw Hall PhotoBWW Interview: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE at McCaw Hall
Posted: Nov. 2, 2020

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Posted: Feb. 4, 2021

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2021

BWW Interview: Eric Owens of DIE WALKÜRE at Fisher Pavilion
July 18, 2021

The first live post-pandemic opening for the company.

BWW Interview: Michael Chioldi of TOSCA at St. Paul's Cathedral
June 11, 2021

The New York City-based award-winning baritone and Pittsburgh, PA, native specializes in dramatic roles of Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss

BWW Interview: Vanessa Goikoetxea of DON GIOVANNI at McCaw Hall
March 15, 2021

Her Mozart is lyrical, lush, secure and dynamic, with a forceful top range and fluid technique that makes her vocality perfect for a role such as Donna Anna, which has challenged sopranos over the past two centuries. Yet soprano Vanessa Goikoetxea showed her versatility when she won immense kudos for her 2019 Seattle Opera debut in a much gentler role, that of Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen.

BWW Interview: Beth Morrison of "The PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL Opera-Theatre-NOW"
February 4, 2021

One of the world’s foremost, most adventurous, female producers of contemporary opera, and a tireless champion of diverse voices, Beth Morrison unequivocally embraces her seemingly limitless drive.

January 2, 2021

A dauntless performer of the most demanding piano repertoire, be it Romantic or contemporary

BWW Review: AMICI E RIVALI at CD Review
November 13, 2020

the two tenors take on the roles of sparring tenors who clearly get along musically and, by all accounts, personally as well

BWW Interview: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE at McCaw Hall
November 2, 2020

Available to season ticket holders from November 13–December 4, 2020 , Recorded on the McCaw Hall stage

October 27, 2020

Releasing a CD of vocal works entirely made up of 20th and 21st century composers is a brave and bold effort on his part.

BWW Interview: Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera
August 14, 2020

A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting

BWW Interview: Richard Stilwell of PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at New York City Opera
August 14, 2020

the exquisite voice, dramatic stage presence and winning personality of this Grammy-nominated artist have garnered kudos throughout the opera world

July 15, 2020

Seattle Opera's innovative 'Songs of Summer' recital series has been bringing some of the company's most valued singers to an electronic stage

May 27, 2020

Self-sheltering? Missing opera? No problem. Seattle Opera has paired with local classical radio station KING FM 98.1 to bring listeners their Saturday morning opera fix

BWW Exclusive Interview: Mardi-Ellen Hill and The Universe of MEND™
May 11, 2020

a?oeA star is killed at the height of her career. Her theme song holds clues to her murder and the secrets that have followed a dynasty for agesa??a??

BWW Interview: Brian Jagde of MADAME BUTTERFLY at Lyric Opera of Chicago
February 10, 2020

The first thing to know about Brian Jagde is that his name is pronounced a?oeJade,a?? like the jewel

BWW Interview: Ari Pelto of San Diego's HANSEL AND GRETEL at the Civic Center
January 16, 2020

Pelto will make his much-anticipated San Diego Opera debut on Feb. 8, 2020, in their highly imaginative production

BWW Interview: Marina Costa-Jackson of EUGENE ONEGIN at McCaw Hall
December 13, 2019

Marina Costa-Jackson was born to sing. She will demonstrate that in her role debut as Tatyana in Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. The casting is appropriate, as she has performed in Russia with her sisters, as well as with the late Russian superstar baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

BWW Interview: Ginger Costa-Jackson, Part 2: Mopping, Not Moping
October 3, 2019

Since I was last here I've had 3 jobs one right after the other, 1 red eye flight to get to the next rehearsal

BWW Interview: Ginger Costa-Jackson of CINDERELLA at McCaw Hall
October 4, 2019

Rhyming a?oeGingera?? with a??Singera?? may be a stretch, but in Ginger Costa-Jackson's case, it might well be appropriate.

BWW Review: LA JOLLA SUMMERFEST Explores Love and Loss at Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
August 24, 2019

The La Jolla Music Society's Summerfest presented their penultimate program of their first season at the brand-new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

BWW Interview: Emily Fons Thinks of Opera in New and Different Ways
July 9, 2019

With a lush low range and glowing top range, the Milwaukee native is equally adept in Handel and Mozart as she is in contemporary works

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