Miah Persson

Soprano

« [As the Countess in Capriccio, Miah Persson] has added a burnish of gold to the silvery soprano that has served her so well in Mozart roles. She gives one of the most detailed and nuanced acting performances of any singer of the past decade or more. And she looks sensational … this is a near-immaculate assumption, pouring out Strauss’s soaring legato in long-breathed phrases and holding the stage with effortless charisma.« 

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times

Biographie

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; 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, Aix en Provence and New York.

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 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, as well as recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Spivey Hall, the Schubert Club of St Paul, Cal Performances at Berkeley, Vancouver Playhouse and Carnegie Hall.

Engagements in 2019/20 include role debuts as Elettra Idomeneo at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; and Cleopatra Giulio Cesare at the New National Theatre, Tokyo; Countess Almaviva at Staatsoper Berlin; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni on tour with Kammerorchester Basel at the Enescu Festival and at Theater an der Wien; Donna Elvira at the Verbier Festival; Les nuits d’été on tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra; Mahler 2 with the Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre national de Lyon, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Vier letzte Lieder with the Houston Symphony and National Taiwan Symphony; Mozart Mass in C minor with the New York Philharmonic; Beethoven Symphony no. 9 at the Prague Spring International Festival; the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm; and Mozart Concert Arias on tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester.

Programme

18 juillet 2020 19:00 - CONCERT ANNULÉ
Mainstage
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Peter Mattei, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Miah Persson, Mikhail Petrenko, Bernard Richter, Ying Fang, Julien Van Mellaerts, Alexandros Stavrakakis, Oberwalliser Vokalensemble, Miloš Karadaglić
SAM 18 juillet, 19:00