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2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize to be announced on 17 May

In keeping with tradition, the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize recipient will be revealed on Birgit’s birthday. For the first time, the press announcement 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 who have contributed an important chapter to musical history. From farmer’s daughter to operatic legend, Birgit Nilsson never lost sight of who she was and how she achieved it. And she wanted her legacy to inspire future generations to also remain true to themselves in their quest for musical excellence. 

Following the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize announcement, there will be an evening concert celebrating Birgit’s birthday.

Birthday concert 17 May 2022 18:00
Birgit Nilsson Hall, Ravinen, Båstad

You will find information about the birthday concert here.

Previous Birgit Nilsson Prize recipients:
2018 Nina Stemme
2014 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
2011 Riccardo Muti
2009 Plácido Domingo

Join us live from Birgit’s childhood home in South Sweden for this year’s birthday celebration and Prize announcement: 17 May at 11.00 CET

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