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

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

Sunshine on Birgit’s birthday

Birthday, Stipendium and flag raising! Birgit's birthday (106 years old) was celebrated with municipal flag day! At 10:00 the flag was raised as usual together with invited guests and the public. This year's Birgit Nilsson Stipendium holder was announced at 11 at the museum and it went to the soprano Matilda Sterby who, as on August 9, receives SEK 250,000 at a recital in Västra Karup's church as part of the celebration of the Birgit Nilsson days. Read more about…

Sunshine on Birgit’s birthday

Mamsellen in the Stable Café

This summer you can enjoy sandwiches, home baked cakes and other delicacies at Mamsellen in the Stable Café. Birgit Nilsson Museum and the Stable Café are open from June 25 to September 1, 11 am to 5 pm. Already in the spring, Mamsellen moves into the Stable Café and will be open 11 am-4 pm on the following dates. May 9-12, May 17-19, May 25-26 and June 1-2 and June 6-9. A warm welcome from Pia-Lena and the staff! Visit…

Mamsellen in the Stable Café

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

Unique recording with Birgit Nilsson

Birgit was often asked about her debut and sometimes about her first recordings and then she often mentioned the conductors Tor Mann and Sixten Ehrling, but she also mentioned her very first recordings on lacquer discs made in Gothenburgh. These were found in 2019 in Svenstad but were in such poor condition that they were considered lost. However, there was a team at Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA) in Paris that was engaged in research specifically on early recorded discs…

Unique recording with Birgit Nilsson

Tosca in Concert – grand final in 2023

World-class opera soloists, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and hundreds of choir singers from the local area - all under the direction of formidable maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi. Saturday's final at the Birgit Nilsson Days 2023 was a magnificent experience. Despite persistent torrential rain. As Floria Tosca, soprano Joyce El-Khoury captivated the audience with phenomenal vocal technique and a playing that sparkled. Lebanese-Canadian El-Khoury, who also sang here last year (when Amelia in the Master Ball) is a true heir to…

Tosca in Concert – grand final in 2023

August Follin-A shepherd boy

At the age of 14, August Follin makes his debut as an opera singer. Specifically as the shepherd boy in Tosca in Concert, Giacomo Puccini's popular opera as an outdoor performance on the large meadow at the Birgit Nilsson Museum in Svenstad. Together with big stars such as Joyce El-Khoury, Richard Söderberg and John Lundgren, August takes the stage in the summer's grand finale of the Birgit Nilsson days. It's the weekend and August Follin is about to go out…

August Follin-A shepherd boy

Birthday celebration and the flag at the top!

Birthday, stipendium and the flag at the top! Birgit's birthday (105 years) was celebrated with municipal flag day! At 10:00 the flag was raised as usual together with invited guests. This year's Birgit Nilsson Stipendium holder was announced at 11 at the museum and it went to the mezzo-soprano Ida Ränzlöv who, on August 11, receives SEK 200,000 at a concert in Västra Karup's church as part of the celebration of the Birgit Nilsson days. Read more about the scholarship…

Birthday celebration and the flag at the top!

Birthdaycelebration at Birgit Nilsson Museum May 17

Birthday, Stipendium and the flag at the top! On May 17 - exactly 1 month from now - we will celebrate Birgit's birthday (105 years) with municipal flag day! Birgit Nilsson Museum offers an OPEN HOUSE at 11-15 with free entry to this year's exhibition. This year's Birgit Nilsson Stipendium holder is announced at 11 am at the museum. Last year's recipient was the soprano Cornelia Beskow, but who will it be in 2023 when the Scholarship celebrates its 50th…

Birthdaycelebration at Birgit Nilsson Museum May 17