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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

Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony streamed live on Konserthuset Play

World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize on 18 October at the official ceremony streamed live on Konserthuset Play. The Prize - the world's largest in classical music - will be presented by King Carl XVI Gustav and the evening also features musical performances by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir and Royal Swedish Opera Choir, under the direction of conductor Patrik Ringborg. As supporting and inspiring the next generation of young artists is a priority…

Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony streamed live on Konserthuset Play

Yo-Yo Ma meets young Swedish cellists

October 18 cellist Yo-Yo Ma will receive the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize. On the occasion of his visit to Sweden a group of young cellists from various cultural schools across Sweden have the opportunity to meet the world star. They will also attend the rehearsal and concert at Konserthuset Stockholm where Yo-Yo Ma performs Dvořák's Cello Concerto. "We look forward to welcoming these young talents to a personal meeting with one of the world's foremost artists in classical music", says…

Yo-Yo Ma meets young Swedish cellists

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