From an early age, he participated in several musical works at school. He attended the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance and Opera with excellent grades. After his studies, he was a resident artist of the Pittsburgh Opera and sang as lead vocalist with some of the most important opera companies in the Americas, Australia and Europe.
I think that opera is the pinnacle of expression through voice. However, the experience of the popular version of Lurhman’s “La Boheme” encouraged me to take my head beyond the opera, and start using my voice in an even more passionate way.
On May 6, 1998, he sang along with other kids for former President Bill Clinton in the White House. In 1999 he performed at the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile as Tybalt, in Bellini’s production of Capulets and Montagues, at the Savonlinna Festival along with the Los Angeles Opera. In the 2000-2001 season he played the role of Percy in Anne Bolene de Donizetti in Pittsburgh with Juan Mauceri.
Miller began in the flamenco opera as Cassio during 2001 and 2002. Back in the USA he participated in The Tales of Hoffmann in Hartford (Connecticut). He worked with several US companies performing several roles, including Des Grieux in Manon; Romeo in Romeo et Juliette; Werther; Alfredo in La Traviata; Tamino in The Magic Flute and with very good reviews and much success at La Scala in Milan in the year 2000 in his role as Tony in West Side Story.
His best operatic work to date has been his role as Rodolfo in 2002-2003 in Baz Luhrmann’s version of Puccini’s La Boheme. This theater show modernized the opera by trying to attract a younger audience to Broadway.
David was about to make his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera when he was proposed to join IL Divo. In 2004, Miller signed his contract to be a member of the now well-known musical quartet alongside Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler and French pop singer Sébastien Izambard.