Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2011 - Cast change announcement

Miah Persson

Kate Royal has withdrawn from the role of The Governess in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2011 production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw as she is expecting a baby.

We are pleased to announce that Miah Persson will sing The Governess.


Miah Persson Soprano

Previously for Glyndebourne: Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Anne Trulove/The Rake’s Progress (GFO).

Notable engagements: Dorinda/Orlando, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte, Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, Sophie/Der Rosenkavalier, Sandrina/La finta giardiniera (Stockholm); Nannetta/Falstaff (Aix, Champs-Elysées); Constanza/Griselda (Berlin Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris); Almirena/Rinaldo (Berlin Staatsoper); Governess/The Turn of the Screw (Frankfurt); Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro (ROH, Frankfurt, Berlin Staatsoper); Sophie (Salzburg, San Francisco, New Zealand Festival); Sophie, Gretel (the Met); Sifare/Mitridate (Salzburg); Poppea/L’incoronazione di Poppea (Opéra National de Paris, Barcelona); Fiordiligi (the Met, Munich, Vienna Staatsoper); Zerlina/Don Giovanni (ROH); recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus and Tonhalle Zurich; concert appearances at the BBC Proms, RFH, Wigmore Hall, and in Brussels, Chicago, Dijon, Lille, Lucerne, New York, Paris, Salzburg, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Strasbourg.

Forthcoming engagements: Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni (GFO); Mahler’s Second Symphony (Simon Bolivar Orchestra under Dudamel,  Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms); Pamina (Lucerne); Fiordiligi (Munich); Sophie (Vienna Staatsoper).

Born in Sweden, she studied at the Conservatoire Kulturama, Opera Studio-67, and University College of Opera, Stockholm. She has recorded for HMC, Oehmsclassics, DG and BIS.

The Turn of the Screw opens on 11th August and runs until 28th August. The Glyndebourne Box Office has limited availability for some performances. Call 01273 813813 or book online.

The Turn of the Screw will also be screened live into Picturehouse cinemas on 21st August. Find out more about Glyndeboure Festival 2011 cinema screenings.

For press enquiries please call the Press Office on 01273 812321 or email


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