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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Life size statue of Birgit Nilsson will be unveiled in Båstad, Sweden

On May 17 2013 a life size statue of the internationally renowned soprano Birgit Nilsson will be unveiled in Båstad, Sweden. Birgit Nilsson was born in this South Swedish community exactly ninety five years ago. The Birgit Nilsson Museum is in Svenstad near Båstad.

The unique statue, commissioned by the City of Båstad, is from the esteemed Swedish artist couple Ulla and Gustav Kraitz who also created the sculpture for the Birgit Nilsson Prize.

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