The next Birgit Nilsson Prize will take place in October 2018 – the jubilee year! Updates will follow.

The legendary Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson established a foundation for a prize to be awarded for outstanding achievement in opera and concert.

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Birgit Nilsson on the new Swedish 500 Kronor note

Sweden will soon introduce new banknotes and coins. And the new 500 Kronor banknote will display a portrait of Birgit Nilsson. The Swedish National Bank had launched a design competition for the banknotes. The winning entry is entitled “Cultural Journey”, designed by graphic designer Goran Österlund. According to the Swedish National Bank, the new note will probably be introduced in 2015. For more information, click here.


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