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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Plácido Domingo to be Awarded One Million Dollar Birgit Nilsson Prize

The Birgit Nilsson Foundation announces today that Plácido Domingo is the first winner of the One Million Dollar Birgit Nilsson Prize, the biggest prize in classical music history. It was the wish of the legendary Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson (1918 – 2005) to award outstanding achievements in the international field of opera and concert with a prize in the amount of one million dollars. The name of the first prize winner, chosen by Birgit Nilsson herself, was kept secret until this official announcement. Plácido Domingo will receive the Birgit Nilsson Prize in a formal award ceremony in late 2009.

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