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 new Swedish banknote

Sweden will soon introduce new banknotes and coins. And it has been decided that the new 500 Kronor banknote will display a portrait of Birgit Nilsson. The Swedish National Bank launched a design competition for all banknotes, and the new designs will be introduced in 2014/2015. For more information, go to

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