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 Foundation receives Special Achievement Award at Gramophone Awards for centenary celebration

Last night the world’s leading classical music magazine Gramophone awarded the Birgit Nilsson Foundationwith a Special Achievement Award; an award given to an organisation that has supported the legacy of a great artist with notable imagination and loyalty.

Gramophone states in their communication around the Special Achievement Award:

“In Birgit Nilsson’s centennial year, the Foundation has not only beautifully celebrated her extraordinary talent and artistry but is now also responsible for introducing Nilsson to a generation who were never able to experience her live.”

We are deeply honoured by the recognition Gramophone has shown the Birgit Nilsson Foundation and extend our warmest congratulations to the former president Rutbert Reisch. From the Foundation’s new Swedish platform, we gladly take on the responsibility to introduce the legacy of Birgit Nilsson for generations to come, says Susanne Rydén, chairman of Birgit Nilsson Foundation.

For more information, please read the Gramophone report: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/gramophone-classical-music-awards-2019-the-full-report

Please click here for more information about the CD-collection “Birgit Nilsson – The Great Live Recordings”, the books (autobiography “La Nilsson – My Life in Opera” and “Birgit Nilsson 100 – An Homage”) and the documentary DVD: “Birgit Nilsson – A League of Her Own”.


Birgit Nilsson hyllas med en egen bakelse och pralin

I år, när Birgit Nilsson skulle fyllt 100 år, får hon sin egen bakelse och pralin. Dessa är skapade av operasångaren Rickard Söderberg som också vunnit tävlingen Hela kändis-Sverige bakar 2015 och dessertmästaren Joel Lindqvist som fått utmärkelser för sitt arbete med desserter. Skapelser kommer att serveras för första gången i samband med The Birgit Nilsson Prize Award i Stockholm den 11 oktober.
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