Lars H Ericson in memory

”Our warm-hearted chairman and honorary chairman Lars H Ericson has left us greatly missed. Thanks to Lars' deep and heartfelt commitment, the museum has been able to develop into a living cultural center with Birgit in focus where the activities today is a source of inspiration for generations to come. Thanks Lars!" Bengt Hall, chairman Göran Larsson, vice chairman Gitte Lindström Harmark, CEO Photo Credit: Dalmas AB, Falun

Lars H Ericson in memory

Experience Birgit Nilsson-days 2022 again

The Birgit Nilsson days (August 8-13 and for the fifth year in a row) began with a Master Class for promising opera singers led by the court singer Hillevi Martinpelto with Elisabeth Boström and Jacob Lidåkra as pianists. The work culminated in a closing concert on August 11 in the Birgit Nilsson hall at the Ravinen cultural center. This year's Birgit Nilsson scholarship recipient - the lyrical-dramatic soprano Cornelia Beskow - received her scholarship of SEK 200,000 on August 12,…

Experience Birgit Nilsson-days 2022 again

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. https://www.concerti.de/oper/opern-kritiken/birgit-nilsson-museum-festkonzert-13-8-2022/ 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…

Opera review: Birgit Nilsson Museum-Festival concert

A gigantic choral manifestation with 120 choral singers!

The Birgit Nilsson days' Gala Concert this Saturday is not least a gigantic choral manifestation with 120 choral singers (!) from all corners of northwestern Scania. During the summer, five choirs practiced under their respective choir directors to become Wagner and Verdi singers. On Wednesday evening, everyone gathers for a rehearsal in Helsingborg's concert hall, together with Helsingborg's symphony orchestra, opera soloists and the conductor Evan Rogister. "Apparently it sounds good if those who listen say us," said one of…

A gigantic choral manifestation with 120 choral singers!

Brünnhilde thins beets

 "You can feel the spirit of Birgit Nilsson here.” Check out Latvia’s leading paper, Diena, which has published a huge four page feature in advance of this year's Birgit Nilsson Days https://www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/muzika/brinhilde-retina-bietes.-seit-var-sajust-birgitas-nilsones-garu-14284107 When music fans say: «Opera art will never be the same again», they are talking about such a diva of the golden age as Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005). The Swedish singer was - no, she is! – unrepeatable Isolde, Brünnhilde, Elektra, Salome, Turandot and the Dyer’s wife. Birgit Nilsson's…

Brünnhilde thins beets

Music & Meetings

Every summer Birgit Nilsson Society present a series called Musik & Meetings in collaboration with Birgit Nilsson Museum. July 17 SUMMERKONSERT Elisabeth Meyer, soprano. At the piano Jacob Lidåkra  – more information here Book tickets: bnsallskapet@birgitnilsson.com The ticket fare is 175 SEK for members of the society and includes coffe and pastry in the intermission. (Non-members pay 200 SEK)  Address: Birgit Nilssons väg 27, 269 91 Båstad

Music & Meetings

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

Yo-Yo Ma to recieve The Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022

The birthday celebration took place in a sunny Svenstad. Flag raising, birthday cake and singing gilded the day! Today, President of Birgit Nilsson Stiftelsen Susanne Rydén, also announced that the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022 will be awarded to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. With 1 million US dollars, the prize is the largest award in classical music and is awarded to artists or institutions that are of great importance to international music life. Yo-Yo Ma is the first instrumentalist to be…

Yo-Yo Ma to recieve The Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022

2022 Birgit Nilsson Days, ticket release on March 28!

Birgit Nilsson Days 2022 on 8-13 August, kicks off for the fifth year in a row in the big opera star's home area in Västra Karup. This year, the concerts take place at three venues. In the Birgit Nilsson hall at Ravinen, in Västra Karup's church and at Birgit Nilsson Museum. The Birgit Nilsson Days open with four days of Master Class for talented young singers ( 7 -11 August) led by court singer, Hillevi Martinpelto, and pianists Elisabeth Boström…

2022 Birgit Nilsson Days, ticket release on March 28!

Birthday celebration and the Prize announcement

In keeping with tradition, the next Birgit Nilsson Prize recipient will be revealed on Birgit’s birthday and, for the first time, the press meeting will take place at the Birgit Nilsson Museum. By bringing the Prize announcement back to Birgit’s very own roots in South Sweden we have the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate her complete legacy. Today Birgit Nilsson's legacy includes masterclasses for young singers, an annual Stipendium supporting professional singers at the start of their careers and the much coveted Prize, awarded to artists or institutions…

Birthday celebration and the Prize announcement