Birgit Nilsson lived on the farm in Svenstad with her parents until she was 23 years old. It was a simple upbringing without electricity or running water and the first amenities were not installed until the 1930s. Birgit helped with all the chores on the farm. She thinned beets, planted potatoes, harvested hay and milked cows. In other words, it was a life far removed from what she would later experience as one of the world’s most famous opera singers.
The exhibition theme is new every season. The theme for 2022 is “Birgit Nilsson – the dream, the passion and the legacy.”
The exhibitions are combined with a rich audio guide that offers an in-depth experience of an outstanding operatic career. The audio guide is available in Swedish, English and German.
In the cinema you can also experience Birgit’s voice and stage presence. Also, do not miss the media room, which contains unique material.