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Miah Persson


Since her operatic debut as Susanna Le nozze di Figaro in 1998, Swedish soprano Miah Persson has distinguished herself as one of the world’s principal Mozart interpreters, leaving a lasting legacy on those lyric soprano roles for which she has become most celebrated: Susanna, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Poppea L’Incoronazione di Poppea and later Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Contessa Le nozze di Figaro. Having ‘added a burnish of gold to the silvery soprano that served her so well in Mozart roles’ (The Sunday Times), Miah has now ‘cemented her place as one of the most intelligent Strauss sopranos of our time at the peak of her powers’ (Bachtrack), with impactful role debuts as the Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier and Countess Capriccio.

“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’ soaring legato in long-breathed phrases and holding the stage with effortless charisma” (Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 2018)

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Miah Persson in recital at the Howard Assembly Rooms

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On Wednesday, 15 February Miah Persson returns to the Leeds Lieder Festival, presented in partnership with Opera North, for a performance accompanied by Festival Director and pianist Joseph Middleton. They will perform a programme which, in the first half, explores her Scandinavian roots with works by Grieg, Nystroem and Sibelius, and then culminates in Strauss’s beautiful Vier Letze Lieder.

Looking further ahead, in March Miah will perform Handel's Solomon on tour with the English Concert and Harry Bicket with concerts in Madrid, London, Berkeley, Los Angeles and New York. Then in April, Miah sings Haydn's Creation in Quebec with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and Bernard Labadie.

For tickets and more information, visit the Leeds Lieder website her.

Posted 14/02/2023.



Repertoire Includes


Christmas Oratorio

Mass in B minor
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion

Cantata for the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Symphony no. 9

Frühe Lieder



Te Deum

Peer Gynt