Miah Persson

Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand with the major opera houses and orchestras of the world. Throughout her distinguished career 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 in Der Rosenkavalier, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Sifare in Mitridate, Anne Truelove in Rake’s progress, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, the title role in Poppea and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.

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.

Engagements in 16/17 include Governess Turn of the Screw at Teatro alla Scala; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni with Opera de Lyon on tour to the Royal Opera House Muscat; Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Haydn Nelson Mass at the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg; Mahler 2 at the Philharmonie Luxembourg; title role L’incoronazione di Poppea with Concerto Italiano at Carnegie Hall; Beethoven Missa Solemnis in Ann Arbor; a US recital tour with Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau, at venues including Spivey Hall, the Schubert Club of St Paul, Carnegie Hall,  Cal Performances at Berkeley and for Vancouver Recital Society; and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at the Liceu Barcelona.

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’s Magnificat with the Collegium Japan Orchestra (BIS), John Fernström’s Songs of the sea with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (BIS), Mozart: Un moto di gioia: Opera and Concert Arias (BIS) with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Miah Persson can also be heard as duet partner of Bryn Terfel in his CD Tutto Mozart! Bryn Terfel sings concert and opera arias (Deutsche Grammophon).

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Nov 2016


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