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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Plácido Domingo will receive The Birgit Nilsson Prize at Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on 13 October 2009

On 13 October 2009, H.M. King Carl Gustaf will personally hand over the Birgit Nilsson Prize, worth one million dollars, to the winner Plácido Domingo. Apart from the Royal Family, well-known figures from the fields of opera, culture and politics are expected to attend the first-ever award ceremony of the biggest prize in classical music history.

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