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Birgit Nilsson Prize prisceremoni 18 oktober 2022

Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony 2022

In a special musical celebration the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize is awarded to the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony 2022, which takes place on October 18 in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, features performances by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Opera Choir and Radio Choir. Joining them on stage are young soloists, cellist Amalie Stalheim and Birgit Nilsson Stipendium singers Johanna Wallroth and Emma Sventelius among others. The Prize Ceremony will be…

Birgit Nilsson Prize Ceremony 2022

Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022 to Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize Yo-Yo Ma is the first instrumentalist to receive the Prize, which will be presented to him by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Prize Ceremony on October 18 at the Stockholm Concert Hall. On receiving the news, Yo-Yo Ma said: “I wish I could have met Birgit Nilsson in person. Yet, she is alive for me through the recordings of her legendary voice and…

Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022 to Yo-Yo Ma

2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize announcement live streamed

On Birgit's birthday May 17 the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize is announced by Susanne Rydén, president of Birgit Nilsson Stiftelsen. Join us live at 11.00 CET! https://youtu.be/R58vakX18iA

2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize announcement live streamed
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Birgit Nilsson, foto: Jan Björsell

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…

2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize to be announced on 17 May

Riccardo Muti’s New Year message to the world

Riccardo Muti spoke during the annual New Years Day concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, giving a message of hope to the world.The concert, which was performed without a live audience in the Musikverein, was watched by an estimated worldwide TV audience of 40 million, Riccardo Muti's New Year message "We are playing this New Year's concert in a very unusual situation. We know that we are playing for many millions of people around the world, practically more than 90 different…

Riccardo Muti’s New Year message to the world

Riccardo Muti and Vienna Philharmonic perform in Asia

Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have just returned from a tour to Asia which included three concerts in South Korea, setting a benchmark for visiting orchestras in the country. In order to secure the tour dates, the VPO had to submit an application to South Korean authorities, to be considered for an exemption to the two-week quarantine that is usually required of visitors. At present, visitors to the country must provide a compelling reason for their trip; exemptions…

Riccardo Muti and Vienna Philharmonic perform in Asia

Nina Stemme performs Isolde at Aix-en-Provence Festival

The role of Isolde marked a decisive step in Nina Stemme's career. She performed it for the first time in 2003, onstage at the Glyndebourne Festival; her performance was eye-opening, and unanimously amazing. This score, which she worked on with Birgit Nilsson herself, is one of the most demanding of the repertoire. Performing the part of Isolde is immensely challenging. “You’re never ready to sing such monumental roles,” explains the soloist. The music requires a certain state of mind that…

Nina Stemme performs Isolde at Aix-en-Provence Festival

Plácido Domingo dedicates Piacenza concert to victims of COVID-19

On May 16 Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the re-opening of Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, in an evening dedicated to the victims of COVID-19. On his long awaited return to Piacenza after 48 years, Domingo leads the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and soloists María José Siri, Annalisa Stroppa, Michele Pertusi and Operalia Winner Antonio Poli. Audiences from around the world will have access to the performance via Opera Streaming.

Plácido Domingo dedicates Piacenza concert to victims of COVID-19

Nina Stemme and Vienna Philharmonic in a new recording of Strauss

Nina Stemme’s role debut as Die Färberin in Richard Strauss opera Die Frau ohne Schatten is released on CD by Orfeo. The recording was made at the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera, 25th May 2019, where Christian Thielemann conducted a stellar cast also including Camilla Nylund, Evelyn Herlitzius, Stephen Gould, and Wolfgang Koch.

Nina Stemme and Vienna Philharmonic in a new recording of Strauss

Riccardo Muti brings live music back to Italy’s stage

With its launch on 21 June, the Ravenna Festival will bring live concerts back to Italy for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.­ It will take place in compliance with governmental regulations on social distancing. Masks will be mandatory for all 250 members of the audience, and there will be a staggered access system.

Riccardo Muti brings live music back to Italy’s stage