Celebration concert: Birgit Nilsson 100 years

A hundred years ago, Birgit Nilsson was born on a farm in the northwest of the province Scania. The highlight of the anniversary will be a unique concert at the Birgit Nilsson Museum. Renowned opera singers, amongst others Malin Byström, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, and Joachim Bäckström, will be accompanied by 200 singers and musicians to commemorate Sweden's most celebrated and well-known soprano, Birgit Nilsson.


Celebration concert Birgit Nilsson 100 years


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The celebration concert Birgit Nilsson 100 years takes place at the Birgit Nilsson Museum (outdoors) on August 11 at 6 p.m. Lars H. Ericson, chairman of the Birgit Nilsson Museum, is the initiator. Bengt Hall, former manager and artistic director of the Malmö Opera as well as chairman of the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship Fund, and Gitte Lindström-Harmark, manager of the Birgit Nilsson Museum, are responsible for organising the concert.


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On stage

Helsingborg's Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Patrik Ringborg, will be accompanying an amazing group of singers. Sopranos Malin Byström, Christina Nilsson, and Sofie Asplund, , tenor Joachim Bäckström, and bariton Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, all of whom have received the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. The mezzo soprano Tuija Knihtilä and the Norwegian mezzo soprano Adrian Angelico, and at about a hundred choralists from Scanian choirs, will also be joining the celebration. The director and radio man Stefan Johansson will be presenting a program based on some of Birgit's most famous roles: excerpts from Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca", Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier", and Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser". The concert is streamed on www.sonostream.tv The streaming will be available for three weeks.

Tickets Sold out

Tickets are released on February 23, sold exclusively through Julius Biljettservice. For personal service, dial: (+46) 0775 700 400 Date: Saturday, August 11 Place: The Birgit Nilsson Museum (outdoors) Time: 6-7.40 p.m. (no pause) Doors open at: 4.45 p.m.

Good to know

All of the Birgit Nilsson Museum & Café is closed on the day of the concert, Saturday, August 11. Neither the exhibition, the childhood home, nor the café will be open. If you are planning to attend the concert, we kindly ask you to park by Prästliden in Båstad or at the shopping village in Boarp. There will be buses, exclusively for concert goers, driving back and forth between these parking lots and the museum. Parking spaces by the museum will be limited, reserved for those who require accessible parking. Drivers will be designated a suitable parking space. The concert is outdoors. Entrance to the concert area: 4.15 p.m. The artists go on stage at 6 p.m. The concert ends at 7.40 p.m. There will be no pause.