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 Prize awarded to Plácido Domingo – An event in remembrance of a great singer

Plácido Domingo has been named the first recipient of the Birgit Nilsson Prize. He was awarded the Prize by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf at a festive ceremony held at the Royal Swedish Opera. The audience, many well-known, witnessed a grand evening of celebration – and a very emotional Prize winner.

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