Miah Persson


Swedish soprano Miah Persson studied law and social sciences before undertaking vocal studies at the Operahögskolan in Stockholm. In 1998 she made her stage debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and asked to join the Royal Swedish Opera ensemble soon thereafter. In 2000 she made her debut on the continent as Scarlatti’s Griselda at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, which was followed by appearances at the Festival von Aix-en-Provence, the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Palais Garnier and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the Vienna Staatsoper. In the summer of 2003 Persson made her Salzburg Festival debut singing the soprano solo in Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic; she has since appeared in Salzburg as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and as Sifare in Mozart’s Mitridate. Other important credits have included engagements at Covent Garden in London, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian Staatsoper, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She also has close ties with the Glyndebourne Festival, where she has been cast in such roles as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), and, in the summer of 2011, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). Persson is in demand as a concert singer in a repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Britten, which she performs with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Antonio Pappano, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her discography includes a recital of Mozart arias, Handel’s Rinaldo under René Jacobs, and Haydn’s The Seasons with Ivor Bolton.

May 2011