Birgit Nilsson -days 2024

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The Birgit Nilsson Days

The Birgit Nilsson Days were  inaugurated in 2018. Although a relatively new addition to the museum calendar, the summer master classes and concerts grew out of a long history of events in Västra Karup, in which Birgit herself performed many times. 

” In interview journalists often ask in which place I have sunbathe longest or where I prefer to preform” reminisced Birgit 1982. “Quite reflectively, I usually say that at the Stockholm Opera I have sung for 35 years, in Vienna and Munich 28, at the Metropolitan 22 and so on. It was not until now that it struck me that in my hometown of Västra Karup I have sung the longest.”

The Birgit Nilsson Days rekindle the spirit of those earlier concerts by supporting and highlighting young Swedish talent and drawing international artists to the small community of her home region in the south of Sweden.

Birgit Nilsson-Days

2024 Edition

The 2024 Birgit Nilsson Days kick off for the seventh year in row on 4 August in Västra Karup. With a focus on “home grown” talent, the week begins with four days of master classes and culminates in final concerts 10 August.

Outdoor concert

Un Ballo in maschera

August 10 at 19:00 there will be a new outdoor concert at center court in Båstad.

Birgit Nilsson Stipendium

Stipendium 2024

2024 Birgit Nilsson Stipendium will be announced on May 17, Birgit’s Birthday. The receiver will give a recital on 9 August at 19:00 in Västra Karup Church.

Master Class 2024

Master Class

From 4-7 August, you can enjoy four days of master classes. At the end of the course the participants will perform in recital on 8 August.

From potatoes to opera


In this documentary film, you get an insight into the Birgit Nilsson days and the annual Master Class that has been held at the museum for many years. The film also contains a number of archive clips with Birgit Nilsson, which have never before been shown publicly.

The film premiered on June 28, 2020 on Musik i Syd Channel in connection with the Birgit Nilsson Museum’s 10-year anniversary and season opening.

A week of masterclasses led by Hillevi Martinpelto and concerts hosted by the Birgit Nilsson Museum celebrate local, national and international talent. The 2022 festival features recitals by this summer’s masterclass students (11 August), and Stipendium artist, Cornelia Beskow (12 August), as well as a large family outdoor concert with soloists, a chorus of 100 local singers, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and conductor, Evan Rogister. Find program and tickets here.

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