Miah Persson 2023

Miah Persson



Swedish soprano Miah Persson is one of the world’s principal Mozart interpreters, having left a lasting legacy on those lyric soprano roles for which she has become most celebrated: Susanna, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Poppea L’Incoronazione di Poppea and later Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Contessa Le nozze di Figaro. Miah has now also ‘cemented her place as one of the most intelligent Strauss sopranos of our time at the peak of her powers’ (Bachtrack).

She has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Liceu Barcelona, Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo and Dallas Opera. Equally treasured on the concert platform, she has performed with the major international orchestras with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Bernard Labadie, Simone Young and Vladimir Jurowski.

Highlights of the 2023-24 season include Berlioz’s Les Nuits d'eté in Sweden with the Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra; Haydn’s Creation at King’s College Cambridge with the Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Davie Hyde; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin cond. Vladimir Jurowski; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 & Strauss Lieder on tour in Spain with the Orchestre National de Lyon; Bach’s St John Passion in Chicago with Music of the Baroque cond. Jane Glover; and performances of Verdi’s Requiem in Glasgow and Edinburgh with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra cond. Ryan Wigglesworth, at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Vasily Petrenko and at the National Concert Hall Dublin with the National Symphony Orchestra cond. Jaime Martín. Miah also appears in recital at the Victoria de los Ángeles Festival, Barcelona with Joseph Middleton, at Oxford International Song Festival and the Prague Spring Festival with Malcolm Martineau and at London’s Wigmore Hall with Magnus Svensson.

Miah Persson was appointed Hovsångerska, Court Singer, by H.M. the King of Sweden in 2011.

Updated: 24/09/2023

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