with soprano Katarina Dalayman
at the Birgit Nilsson Concert Hall, Kulturhuset Ravinen, Sweden
3 – 8 August 2024 

Applications are now open for the 2024 Birgit Nilsson Masterclass led by internationally acclaimed Swedish soprano, Katarina Dalayman, together with pianists Elisabeth Boström and Jacob Lidåkra. The tuition will focus on opera arias and lieder, closing with a concert at the Birgit Nilsson Concert Hall, Kulturhuset Ravinen, on 8 August.

Launched in 2014, the Birgit Nilsson Masterclass takes place on the Bjäre Peninsula – in the idyllic Southen Swedish landscape where the legendary soprano grew up.  The course offers a unique opportunity for young singers to follow in Birgit Nilsson’s footsteps and to be part of the legacy she established for future generations.

The course commences on Saturday 3 August at 14.00 when the participants are welcomed at the Birgit Nilsson Museum for an inspiring start to the week’s teaching, including a visit to this year’s exhibition and a guided tour of the farmhouse, followed by dinner in the Stable Café at 18.00.

The week concludes with a high-profile public concert during the annual Birgit Nilsson Days celebrations, in which all participants perform.


3– 8 August (arrival after lunch on the 3th and guided tour of the museum).

Classes:  4-7 August

Rehearsal and closing concert on 8 August


Katarina Dalayman, soprano
Elisabeth Boström and Jacob Lidåkra, piano


Submit a short description of yourself, your CV, an audio/video link and

preliminary repertoire list to  

The applications are processed on a rolling basis.

The repertoire list should include the following: 

Three opera arias and three lieder, preferably in different languages and varying characters. 

Deadline for applications:

Applications must be received by 15 April.  Admission decisions will be announced on 1 May, when feedback on the proposed repertoire will also be given.

Target group

Professional singers and singers who have graduated from a music academy and/or opera academy. The group is limited to 8 participants. 

Course fee: 11.000 SEK

The course fee includes both breakfast and lunch, as well as accommodation in a single room from 3 to 9 August at Apelrydsskolan, Båstad. Hostel standard with own toilet and shower. Following notification of admission, 2 000 SEK must be paid by 15 May. This registration fee is non-refundable. 

The remaining course fee of 9.000 SEK must be paid by 15 June.


Teaching will be in Swedish and/or English as required.

The Master Class and concert may be recorded / streamed. 
We are active on social media @birgitnilssonmuseum #birgitnilssonmuseum
Audiences are welcome to attend from 4 – 7 August between 10:30 and 16:30

This event is a collaboration between the Birgit Nilsson Society, Birgit Nilsson Foundation and Birgit Nilsson Museum