Birgit Nilsson 100 - The Birgit Nilsson Prize

The legendary Swedish dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson established a foundation for a prize to be awarded for outstanding achievement in opera and concert.

Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson 100

In 2018, we celebrate Birgit Nilsson’s centenary. On the occasion of this jubilee, a collection of extraordinary products containing some previously unreleased material has been compiled. Those carefully and expertly created products pay tribute to Nilsson’s outstanding contributions in classical music and shall preserve it for posterity.

Birgit Nilsson 100 – An Homage

The year 2018 marks the great Birgit Nilsson’s centenary. This epic book is an homage in appreciation of countless glorious performances. Her career lasted almost forty years. For some twenty-five years — from the late Fifties to the early Eighties — she was the dominant force in the dramatic / heroic soprano repertoire and the undisputed “Queen of Wagnerians” of her generation, one of the all time greats in the history of opera. But she was by no means limited to Wagner. Her Isolde and Brünnhilde together with Salome, Elektra, Dyer’s Wife and Turandot were often collectively referred to as the “Nilsson repertoire”.

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La Nilsson – My Life in Opera

From her humble roots in rural Sweden to her artistic triumphs in Stockholm, Bayreuth, Vienna, Milan, London and the Metropolitan Opera House, this reprint of the autobiography of the opera legend Birgit Nilsson reveals the personality behind one of the great voices of the past century. The book details her rise to international stardom and her long and illustrious career. “I hope to tell my readers something about my long life, forty years of which were devoted to a career in singing!” (Birgit Nilsson)

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Birgit Nilsson – A League of Her Own

Film by Thomas Voigt and Wolfgang Wunderlich
(English / German)

90 min. documentary about the life and artistry of Birgit Nilsson, with highlights from performances, concerts and talk shows, including archive material with Franco Corelli, Leonie Rysanek, Astrid Varnay, Martha Mödl, Plácido Domingo, August Everding, Hans Knappertsbusch, Georg Solti, Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Antonio Pappano and more.

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Birgit Nilsson – The Great Live Recordings

Legendary performances from Stockholm, Bayreuth, Vienna, Rome, Munich, Orange and New York

The first official edition of Nilsson’s great live recordings, including three versions of “Tristan und Isolde” (Bayreuth 1957, Vienna 1967 and Orange 1973), two of “Elektra” (Montreal 1967 and New York 1971), her only Bayreuth recordings of Elsa and Sieglinde, the legendary Met broadcasts of “Salome” and “Turandot”, “Die Walküre” with Karajan, “Fidelio” with Bernstein, rarities from the Swedish radio archives and more.

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