Internationally-renowned Swedish soprano Miah Persson has worked all over the world recitalist and concert artist as well as on the operatic stage.
Throughout her distinguished career Miah has performed Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Gretel Hansel und Gretel and Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera; Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina Don Giovanni at Covent Garden; title role L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Governess Turn of the Screw at Teatro alla Scala; Fiordiligi, Sophie and Susanna at the Wiener Staatsoper; Governess The Turn of the Screw, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira and Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress at the Glyndebourne Festival; Donna Elvira at the Theatre Champs Elysees and the Liceu Barcelona; Fiordiligi at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, New National Theatre Tokyo, Bayerische Staatsoper, in Stockholm and for a Deutsche Grammophon recording at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; Iris Sunken Garden for Dallas Opera L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Carnegie Hall; and Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out, a chamber opera for solo soprano, for Netherlands Opera with performances in Amsterdam, Rome and New York. In the 2017/18 season Miah made her debut as the Countess Capriccio at Garsington Opera, described in The Sunday Times as “one of the most detailed and nuanced acting performances of any singer of the past decade or more…this is a near-immaculate assumption.”
In concert Miah has sung Bach Mass in B minor at Teatro La Fenice; Bach St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic; Beethoven 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra cond. Vladimir Jurowski at the BBC Proms; Brahms Requiem with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Gulbenkian Foundation and the London Philharmonic; Peer Gynt with the Vienna Symphony; Nelson Mass at the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg; The Seasons with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic; Mahler 2 with the MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, London Symphony, Teatro alla Scala and the Philharmonie Luxembourg; Mahler 4 with the Basque National Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Orchestre National de Lille; Des Knabens Wunderhorn for the Gulbenkian Foundation; Mozart Requiem with the LA Philharmonic; Theatre des Champs Elysees; Schumann Faust Szenen with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and Vier letzte Lieder with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orkester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The Creation at the Verbier Festival as well as recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Pierre Boulezsaal, Spivey Hall, the Schubert Club of St Paul, Cal Performances at Berkeley, Vancouver Playhouse and Carnegie Hall.
Forthcoming engagements in 2018/19 include Mahler 4 with the Wiener Symphoniker and on tour to Spain with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out for the Trondheim Chamber Music and Aix-en-Provence Festivals; performances of Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with the New York Philharmonic; Brahms Requiem with the Gävle Symfoniorkester; the Countess in concert performances of le Nozze di Figaro with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; title role Zaide for Munchner Rundfunkorchester; Mahler 2 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic; Mozart Concert Arias on tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Bruckner Te Deum and Brahms’ Requiem with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra alongside a number of European recital engagements. Further ahead Miah will sing Donna Elvira Don Giovanni with Kammerorchester Basel; Elettra Idomeneo for Opera di Roma; Cleopatra Giulio Cesare at the New National Theatre and Blanche Dialogues des Carmelites at the Liceu Barcelona.
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