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Internationally renowned Swedish soprano MIAH PERSSON has worked all over the world as both recitalist and concert artist as well as on the operatic stage.
Following her great concert debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2003 with the Vienna Philharmonics under Pierre Boulez, Miah gave her opera debut there in 2004 as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier under Semyon Bychkov. A next invitation to Salzburg followed in 2005, where she had another great success, this time as Sifare in Mitridate under Marc Minkowski. In 2005/06 Miah made a highly celebrated debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006 as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and sang other great performances of Mitridate at the Salzburg Festival. As Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier she made her acclaimed debut at San Francisco Opera. Further Invitations led her to the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Amsterdam, the Berlin State Opera, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussles, the Frankfurt Opera, De Doelen hall in Rotterdam, the New Zealand Festival, the National Opera in Paris as well as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera New York. In summer 2008 Miah returned to the Salzburg Festival for concert performances. Miah has worked with numerous conductors including Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Vladamir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Antonio Pappano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, Ivàn Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Sir Charles Mackerras, Gustavo Dudmel, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Harding, Marc Minkowski and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Ms Persson made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier in 2009 followed by Gretel in Hansel und Gretel later that season. Miah sang Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2010, and returned to the Met to sing Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte later that year. In the summer of 2011 she sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and The Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Engagements in the 11/12 season included Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Wiener Staatsoper, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte in concerts and for a Deutsche Grammophon recording at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Wiener Staatsoper.
Miah Persson has appeared in many of the world’s leading opera houses highlights of which include Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden, Sifare in Mitridate and Fiordiligi at the Salzburg Festival, Sophie and Susanna at the Vienna State Opera, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress at the Glyndebourne Festival, Fiordiligi at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Donna Elvira at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees as well as appearances at the Aix en Provence Festival, Paris Opera, Frankfurt Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Theater an der Wien at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.
Highlights of past concerts include appearances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Munich, the Accademia Santa Cecilia, Simon Bolivar Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel in Salzburg and for the Proms in London (televised and broadcast by the BBC), a concert of Mozart Concert Arias at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mahler 2 with the New York Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bach’s B Minor mass at La Fenice, Mahler 2 and 4 with Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras well as recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, the Tonhalle Zurich.
Ms Persson’s 12/13 season included Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Wiener Staatsoper, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Theatre Champs Elysees and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the New National Theatre Tokyo as well as Pamina in Die Zauberflote on 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.
Engagements in the 13/14 season and beyond include the Countess in concerts of Figaro with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Berlin and New York as well as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Liceu Barcelona and return to the Metropolitan Opera New York.
Miah Persson’s recordings include Händel's "Rinaldo" (as Almirena) under René Jacobs (Hmc), Haydn's "Die Jahreszeiten" with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Ivor Bolton (Oehmsclassics), Bach: "Magnificat" with the Collegium Japan Orchestra (BIS), and John Fernström's "Songs of the sea" with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (BIS). 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) was released as a complete edition on DVD, produced by Salzburger Festspiele, with Musicens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski conducting. In March 2007 Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" the Glyndebourne Festival’s Nicholas Hytner production with Iván Fischer conducting, was released (Naxos). In January 2008 the Gesamtaufnahme of Haydn's "Schöpfung" (in English) with the Gabrieli Consort & Players of London under Paul MCCreesh was released at Archiv Pro (Universal). In March 2008 the DVD of David McVicar’s production of "Le Nozze di Figaro" conducted by Antonio Pappano with Miah Persson as Susanna was published by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Miah is also featured on the Opus Arte release of Monteverdi's “L’incoronazione di Poppea” recorded live at Liceu Barcelona in 2009.
Miah’s solo records include "Soul & Landscape" with Roger Vignoles (Hyperion), "Mozart: Un moto di gioia: Opera and Concert Arias " (BIS) with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and “Portraits – songs by Clara and Robert Schumann” (BIS) with pianist Joseph Breinl.