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Swedish soprano MIAH PERSSON is in great demand with the major opera houses, orchestras and recital halls of the world. She has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Ivàn Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, René Jacobs, Antonio Pappano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Sir Charles Mackerras. She was appointed a court singer by the King of Sweden in January 2011.
Persson made her Metropolitan Opera debut singing Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier followed by Gretel in Hansel und Gretel in the 2009/10 season. She sang Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2010, followed by Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera.
Concerts in the 2010/11 season included Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Bayerische Rundfunk Munich; Mozart’s C-Minor Mass at the Accademia Santa Cecilia; Mozart concert arias at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Tonhalle Zurich; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; and Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel in Salzburg and for the BBC Proms in London (televised and broadcast by the BBC).
Engagements in the 2011/12 season and beyond include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Wiener Staatsoper; Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; and her return to the Metropolitan Opera New York, as well as Peer Gynt at the Grafenegg Festival and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Brahms’ Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Strauss Lieder with Vienna Symphony Orchestra, St. Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 with Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Persson’s recordings include Soul & Landscape with pianist Roger Vignoles (Hyperion), Handel’s Rinaldo (Almirena) under René Jacobs (Hmc), Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Ivor Bolton (Oehmsclassics), Bach’s Magnificat with the Collegium Japan Orchestra (BIS), and John Fernström’s Songs of the Sea with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (BIS). In June 2006 she released the solo record Mozart: Un moto di gioia: Opera and Concert Arias (BIS) with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.