“…a stalwart contributor to the contemporary opera scene.”

OPERA ITHACA

“…a stalwart contributor to the contemporary opera scene.”

OPERA ITHACA

Music Director, Pianist, and Conductor Mila Henry maintains a versatile career as a freelance artist and Artistic Director of The American Opera Project. Comfortable leading from both piano and podium, she prefers not to separate styles, but to blur boundaries.

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Letters That You Will Not Get: Women's Voices from the Great War, AOP / photo credit: Steven Pisano
Letters That You Will Not Get: Women's Voices from the Great War, AOP / photo credit: Steven Pisano

Summer 2022 Highlights

Conducting the World Premiere of Letters That You Will Not Get: Women's Voices from the Great War (Kirsten Volness, Kate Holland & Susan Werbe) with AOP at Irondale; Conducting the latest workshop of Penelope and the Geese (Milica Paranosic & Cheri Magid) with ShoutOut Saugerties in Woodstock, NY; Touring with the Opera Cowgirls to Delaware Valley Opera

photo credit: Steven Pisano
photo credit: Steven Pisano

Winter / Spring 2022 Highlights

Conducting Hansel und Gretel with Opera on Tap's PlayGround Opera; Playing for 2 videos for SOUL(SIGNS): OPERA with UpUntilNowCollective; MDing for The AOP Mixtape at Joe's Pub, a sampler of 13 songs (pictured); Playing for C&V: First Glimpse, the debut of Composers & the Voice '21-23; Conducting the workshop of Ga Sho (Pete Wyer & Melissa Salmons) in Rhinebeck; MDing J.O.Y. (Brandon Fillette & Joely Zuker) at BerkleeNYC.

photo credit: Deborah Cowell
photo credit: Deborah Cowell

Fall 2021 Highlights

MDing three scenes for C&V Scene & Heard (Alaina Ferris, Michael Lanci & Marella Martin Koch, Jessica Rudman & Kendra Preston Leonard); Coaching The Trojan Women (Sarah Taylor Ellis & Ellen McLaughlin) at Columbia; Playing rehearsals for Iphigenia (Wayne Shorter & esperanza spalding); Touring to CA and TX with the Opera Cowgirls; MDing Early Decision (Adam Gwon) at Princeton; Recording The Nothing Lamp (Joseph Rubinstein & Mark Campbell) with Jessica Fishenfeld