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/Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Sophie/Der Rosenkavalier, Poppea/L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and later Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, and the Countess/Le nozze di Figaro. Persson 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 2022–23 season include the Governess/Turn of the Screw with the Budapest Festival Orchestra; the Countess/Le nozze di Figaro at Opéra National de Paris; Solomon’s Queen in Handel’s Solomon on tour with Harry Bicket and The English Concert (seen recently at Zellerbach Hall); Haydn’s Creation with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestre National de Lyon.
Miah Persson was appointed Hovsångerska, Court Singer, by H.M. the King of Sweden in 2011.