Miah Persson - Soprano

Swedish soprano Miah Persson has been a guest of many international companies and festivals.

In summer 2008 Miah Persson returned to the Salzburg Festival with concert performances under the baton of Mark Minkowski. The 2008/09 season includes Miah Persson's return to Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Furthermore she gives her debut at the Theater an der Wien, as well as her debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona. She will appear in concerts at Salzburg Mozarteum, in Lisbon, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Les Musiciens du Louvre and with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and with recitals at the Wigmore Hall London and at the Frankfurt Opera.

After her great concert debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2003 with the Vienna Philharmonics under Pierre Boulez, she gave her opera debut there in 2004 as Sophie/Rosenkavalier under Semyon Bychkov. A next invitation to Salzburg followed in 2005, where she had another great success, this time as Sifare/Mitridate under Marc Minkowski. In 2005/06 she made a highly celebrated debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London as Susanna/Nozze di Figaro, as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival 2006 as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, and sang other great performances of Mitridate at the Salzburg Festival.

The 2006/07 season included Miah Persson's return to the Stockholm Opera as Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, and she returned to the Frankfurt Opera as Susanna in a new production of Nozze di Figaro. As Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier she made her highly acclaimed debut at San Francisco Opera.

Further Invitations have led her to the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Amsterdam, the Berlin State Opera, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussles, the Frankfurt Opera, Innsbruck, Montpellier, the New Zealand Festival, the National Opera in Paris as well as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg und to the Vienna State Opera.

Miah works regularly with such conductors as Vladamir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Pierre Boulez, Ivàn Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Sir Charles Mackerras and Marc Minkowski.

With her widely spread concert and recital repertoire Miah Persson has performed at the BBC Proms, in Amsterdam, with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, in Brussels, with Budapest Festival Orchestra (Europe Tour), in Dijon, with the Gabrieli Consorts and Players London, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, in Lille, at London Royal Festival Hall, at London Wigmore Hall, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, in Luzern, at New York Carnegie Hall, in Paris, Salzburg, Stockholm and Strasbourg, and at the Verbier Festival.

Miah Persson's recordings include "Soul & Landscape" with pianist Roger Vignoles (Hyperion), 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).

In June 2006 she released a new solo record "Mozart: Un moto di gioia: Opera and Concert Arias" (BIS) with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.