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

How to apply for Birgit Nilsson Master Class

Application forBIRGIT NILSSON MASTER CLASS 2023 with ANNE-SOFIE VON OTTERat the Birgit Nilsson Concert Hall, Kulturhuset Ravinen, Sweden5 – 10 August 2023  Applications are now open for the 2023 Birgit Nilsson Masterclass led by internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter, together with pianist Elisabeth Boström and repetiteur Jacob Lidåkra. The four day masterclass, which this year focuses on concert and lieder repertoire, concludes with a student concert on 10 August. Application closing date is 15 April. Launched in…

How to apply for Birgit Nilsson Master Class

Breathtaking concert!

After an intense week for the participants in this year's Birgit Nilsson Masterclass, they gave a closing concert on Thursday evening in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Birgit Nilsson hall at Ravinen, Båstad. After introductory words by Birgit Nilsson Society's chairman Claes Remminger, six singers - Ola Heinpalu, Isabella Lindström, Antonia Neld, Caroline Ottecan, Jessica Faselt and Hugo Paulsson Stove - performed a varied program of both romances and opera arias, from Werle to Sibelius, Richard Strauss to…

Breathtaking concert!

2022 year’s Master Class participants

On 8 - 11 August 2022, Birgit Nilsson Master Class will be arranged for singers. Court singer  Hillevi Martinpelto will lead the education in cooperation with pianist  Elisabeth Boström and assisting pianist  Jacob Lidåkra.  This year's Master Class is carried out with the support of Annika and Gabriel Urwitz Foundation, Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation. A big and warm thank you! More information about the Birgit Nilsson Days 2022, program & tickets can be found here Participants 2022 We are pleased…

2022 year’s Master Class participants

The court singer Hillevi Martinpelto leads this year’s Master Class at Birgit Nilsson Museum

Soprano Hillevi Martinpelto debuted at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly and has since performed on most of the world's leading opera and concert hall stages, for example in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig, Salzburg, Vienna, Milan, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, London (where she participated in 8 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall), Glyndebourne, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Tokyo and Hong Kong. She has worked with conductors such as Sir John Eliot…

The court singer Hillevi Martinpelto leads this year’s Master Class at Birgit Nilsson Museum