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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

Matilda Sterby – Birgit Nilsson Stipendium 2024

Swedish soprano Matilda Sterby has been named this year’s Birgit Nilsson Stipendium artist, in an announcement made this morning at the museum in Båstad. Matilda, who recently returned home from Vienna following her Volksoper debut, will receive SEK 250 000 (c. 21500 euros) and performs her Stipendium recital in Birgit’s "own" Västra Karup church, as part of this year’s Birgit Nilsson Days celebrations. Matilda said: "It's a dream to receive this Stipendium, because it means so much. First and foremost…

Matilda Sterby – Birgit Nilsson Stipendium 2024

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

A unique opportunity on the Bjäre Peninsula – experience the opera and singing stars of tomorrow – Katarina Dalayman leads a prestigious Master Class

The Swedish opera singer Katarina Dalayman leads this summer's Master Class during the Birgit Nilsson Days on the beautiful Bjäre Peninsula. In parallel with a long and highly successful international career, Katarina Dalayman also teaches young singers, and from 4-7 August she will lead the Master Class in repertoire that includes both arias and lieder with an audience in the Birgit Nilsson Hall at Kulturhuset Ravinen in Båstad. The course ends with a concert on 8 August where the course…

A unique opportunity on the Bjäre Peninsula – experience the opera and singing stars of tomorrow – Katarina Dalayman leads a prestigious Master Class

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

Anne Sofie von Otter leads young singers at the Birgit Nilsson days

Anne Sofie von Otter leads this summer's Master Class for young singers in Båstad, with a focus on concert and lieder repertoire. The course features within the framework of the Birgit Nilsson Days, which this summer takes place for the sixth consecutive year.  The week long musical activities also include the annual Stipendium recital, traditionally held in the church of Västra Karup (locally acknowleged as “Birgit’s church), and an open-air concert performance of Puccini’s opera Tosca at the Birgit Nilsson…

Anne Sofie von Otter leads young singers at the Birgit Nilsson days

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

Yo-Yo Ma receives 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is the fifth recipient and first instrumentalist to be awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize by King Karl XVI Gustav. The ceremony took place on October 18 in a packed Konserthuset Stockholm and was followed via live stream by viewers world-wide. Receiving the Prize, Yo-Yo Ma said “As I leave Sweden tomorrow, I will carry with me these forever memories, the memory of this evening, with such moving performances ... But l will also leave with…

Yo-Yo Ma receives 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize

Yo-Yo Ma – moderated talk

On Tuesday October 18 Birgit Nilsson Stiftelsen held a moderated press talk with this year's Birgit Nilsson Prize Laureate Yo-Yo Ma. Link to audio file Photo: Felicia Margineanu

Yo-Yo Ma – moderated talk