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 - will feature the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, international star soloists and a large…

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

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