Books - 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

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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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