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Elisabeth Boström – new CEO of Birgit Nilsson Museum

From the end of September/beginning of October, pianist Elisabeth Boström will assume the position of CEO of the Birgit Nilsson Museum in Svenstad on the Bjäre Peninsula.  Elisabeth takes over from Gitte Lindström Harmark, who is retiring as CEO of the museum on the farm where Birgit Nilsson grew up and frequently returned to.  "I am delighted to be entrusted with the task of developing the fantastic work already carried out at the museum. The fact that Birgit was a…

Elisabeth Boström – new CEO of Birgit Nilsson Museum

Birgit Nilsson Days 4-10 August

A summer festival celebrating Birgit Nilsson ́s legacy at her home in South Sweden ”Nilsson's legacy is nowhere as tangible and alive as here: not as a transfiguration of the past, but as a promise for the future of opera.”Concerti Magazine, Germany The 2024 Birgit Nilsson Days take place from 4 – 10 August at the legendary singer’s home on the Bjäre Peninsula. Supported by the Birgit Nilsson Museum and the Foundation which also curates the Prize in her name, the week-long…

Birgit Nilsson Days 4-10 August

Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera on the centre court in Båstad

Verdi's opera Un ballo in maschera  will be presented next summer in a concert performance, led by conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi and director  Staffan Valdemar Holm. The performance concludes the 2024 Birgit Nilsson Days which will take place from 4-10 August on Sweden’s Bjäre Peninsula. Next summer marks 60 years since Birgit Nilsson made an acclaimed appearance at Båstad's tennis stadium - and as the role of Amelia in Un ballo in maschera  was one of her absolute favorites -…

Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera on the centre court in Båstad
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Joyce El-Khoury, Photo: Heather Elizabeth Media.

“Tosca in Concert” features top international soloists

A week of musical celebrations on the Bjäre Peninsula, southern Sweden, in the beautiful surroundings of Birgit Nilsson’s home “Tosca in Concert” – open air performance in the grounds of the Birgit Nilsson Museum featuring Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano and John Lundgren Master Class and student concert led by Anne Sofie von Otter 50th anniversary of the Birgit Nilsson Stipendium From 6 – 12 August the Birgit Nilsson Days take place for the 6th consecutive year, opening with a public…

“Tosca in Concert” features top international soloists

Birgit Nilsson days with Opera, Concerts and Master Class

The 2023 Birgit Nilsson Days will culminate in a gala performance of "Tosca in concert" at the Birgit Nilsson Museum on 12 August. The weeklong programme opens with a Master Class and concert, both presented publically at Ravinen cultural centre in Båstad, followed by the 2023 Birgit Nilsson Stipendium laureate recital at Västra Karup Church.  The large outdoor performance of "Tosca in Concert" - on Birgit's field - features international star soloists such as Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano and court…

Birgit Nilsson days with Opera, Concerts and Master Class

Opera review:Birgit Nilsson Museum-Festival concert

Germany’s Concerti Magazine experiences the Birgit Nilsson Days: "The legendary high dramatist Birgit Nilsson was deeply rooted in her southern Swedish homeland of the Bjäre peninsula. The festive days dedicated to her on her ancestral farm bring her spirit alive. Senta in the cow pasture The legendary high dramatist Birgit Nilsson was deeply rooted in her southern Swedish homeland of the Bjäre peninsula. The festive days dedicated to her on her ancestral farm bring her spirit alive. On this very special…

Opera review:Birgit Nilsson Museum-Festival concert

Great end to the Birgit Nilsson-days

Magnificent Gala concert, lovely sunshine and sold out to the last seat! This year's Birgit Nilsson Days ended on Saturday evening at the Birgit Nilsson Museum - more specifically, the large meadow next to the great singer's parents' home. With Mark Levengood as an extremely confident and entertaining presenter, the audience enjoyed a program composed of brilliantly performed highlights from Birgit's early operatic repertoire. From Weber's Friskytten (Agathe was her debut role at the Royal Opera in 1946), to Verdi's…

Great end to the Birgit Nilsson-days

Intensive Birgit Nilsson-days with international star line-up

An opera gala presenting over one hundred performers, including international star soloists and guest speaker, Mark Levengood, will be the highlight and finale of this year’s Birgit Nilsson Days. The 13 August concert takes place on a large outdoor stage at the Birgit Nilsson Museum, in the meadow adjacent to Birgit’s family home. Eight soloists will participate, including two young stars who perform for the first time in Scandinavia: soprano Joyce El-Khoury and tenor Jonathan Tetelman. “Joyce El-Khoury is miraculous,…

Intensive Birgit Nilsson-days with international star line-up

Birgit Nilsson-days

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.

Birgit Nilsson-days

The Artist Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) was one of the greatest opera singers of the twentieth century. Her superb voice and supreme stage presence were praised by critics and audiences alike, bringing her international recognition as the world’s leading dramatic soprano and a legendary interpreter of especially Wagner, Strauss and Puccini.  Birgit Nilsson made her operatic debut at the Swedish Royal Opera in 1946 and achieved international stardom in the mid 1950’s with her debuts in Vienna, Bayreuth, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Chicago.  She added a…

The Artist Birgit Nilsson