Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand with the major opera houses and orchestras of the world. She has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Liceu, Barcelona, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Monnaie, Frankfurt Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien and Paris Opera in roles that include Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni0), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Euridice (Gluck’s ‘Orfeo ed Euridice), Sifare (Mitridate), the title role in Poppea and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).
Engagements in the 11/12 season and beyond include Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Wiener Staatsoper, Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Wiener Staatsoper and at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as well as The Seasons with Bamberger Symphoniker, Mahler 2 with the New York Philharmonic, Mozart C Minor Mass with Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Matthew Passion and Liebeslieder Walzer with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler 2 and Mahler 4 with Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Peer Gynt at the Grafenegg Festival and with Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
In concert she has appeared at the BBC Proms, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Musiciens du Louvre, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. She has given recitals at Wigmore Hall and Frankfurt Opera.
Conductors with whom she has performed include Sir Charles Mackerras, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Pierre Boulez, Ivan Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Semyon Bychkov, Philippe Herreweghe, Rene Jacobs, Bernard Haitink and Marc Minkowski.
Previous seasons have included Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte in Salzburg, and at the Metropolitan Opera as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and as Gretel in Hansel und Gretel. She will also be appearing in Schumann’s Faust scenes under the baton of Daniel Harding at Berwalhallen in Stockholm and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm during a Mahler festival in March 2010. Later in the season she will perform with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s C-minor mass. In august she will sing Anne Truelove, Rake’s progress in Glyndeborne and at the end of the year Fiordiligi, Cosi again, but this time at The Metropolitan Opera.
The 2008/09 season included Miah Persson’s return to Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Furthermore she gave her debut at the Theater an der Wien, as well as her debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona. She also appeared at concerts in Salzburg, Lissabon, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Les Musiciens du Louvre and in Hamburg and recitals followed at the Wigmore Hall London and at the Frankfurt Opera.
Available records are:
“Soul & Landscape” Miah Persson and Roger Vignole (piano) ( Hyperion), Händel’s “Rinaldo” (as Almirena) under René Jacobs (Hmc) as well as Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten” with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Ivor Bolton (Oehmsclassics), Bach: “Magnificat” with the Collegium Japan Orchestra (BIS), John Fernström’s “Songs of the sea” with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (BIS).
In June 2006 a new solo record “Mozart: Un moto di gioia: Opera and Concert Arias” ( BIS) has been released, with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Miah Persson can be heard as duet partner of Bryn Terfel in his in September 2006 released CD “Tutto Mozart! Bryn Terfel sings concert and opera arias” (Deutsche Grammophon).
In November 2006 Mozart’s: “Mitridate, Re di Ponto” (Deutsche Grammophon) has been released as complete edition on DVD, produced by Salzburger Festsspiele, with Musicens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski conducting.
In March 2007 Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” ( Naxos ), the Glyndebourne Festival production of Nicholas Hytner, with Iván Fischer conducting has been released.
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