Miah Persson

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 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.

Recent opera engagements include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Wiener Staatsoper, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Theatre Champs Elysees and at the Liceu Barcelona, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the New National Theatre Tokyo and her return to the Metropolitan Opera New York, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Wiener Staatsoper, Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Wiener Staatsoper and at the New National Theatre Tokyo.

Recent concerts include Pamina in Die Zauberflote a concert tour of Europe with the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, conducted by Rene Jacobs, Brahms Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler 4 with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Peer Gynt at the Grafenegg Festival and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Countess in concerts of Figaro with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Berlin and New York. Further to this 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 with Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

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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February 2014


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