Past events 2010-2012

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We celebrated Birgit's name day October 13...

... with work-shop, singing and a lecture! Together with vocal teacher and Professor Elisabeth Meyer-Topsøe, Birgit Nilsson Museum invited the public to take part in a unique opportunity to learn more about your own voice and about Birgit Nilsson's singing technique. Birgit's Vocal ABC bid participants to an engaging and inspiring work shop, lecture and causerie at Birgit Nilsson Museum, on Saturday October 13, 2012. The newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad was visiting. Read their article about Birgit's Vocal ABC (in Swedish) here Program 13.00-14.00 Open work-shop. Welcome to a singer's world. Feel in your own body, how a singer is working. Pause 15-15.45 Lecture "Birgit's vocal ABC" - About Birgit's vocal technique. Pause 16.15-17.00 Causerie "Birgit Nilsson - idol, adviser and friend". Elisabeth Meyer-Topsøe In 1977, the Danish music student Elisabeth wrote to her idol Birgit Nilsson when she was in Copenhagen to perform at Tivoli. In the letter, Elisabeth wrote that she wished to become an opera singer, and if perhaps she could audition for the Court Singer? That was the beginning of an almost 30 year long friendship.

Lilla Filmfestivalen in Båstad - off the program

On Friday August 10, starting at 17.00, Eric M Nilsson repeated the success from the previous two years by showing his documentary Birgit Nilsson at Birgit Nilsson Museum. Read more

The Western Bjäre Piano Days

The Western Bjäre Piano Days is a collaboration between West Bjäre Parishes and Birgit Nilsson Museum, resulting in a music experience of the highest quality. This year's Piano Days took place in the church of Västra Karup on three evenings in July. The theme was interaction. Read more

Breakfast concert Early Dream

Båstad Chamber Music Festival arranged the breakfast concert Early Dream at the Birgit Nilsson Museum on Friday 29th of June, 2012. At 08.00 the breakfast was served in the museum's Stables café, thereafter the concert started at 09.00 in the exhibition hall, that had been transformed into a concert hall. Read more

Season opening 2012

On Sunday May 20th, Birgit Nilsson Museum welcomed visitors to the opening of the season 2012. On this day, phase two of the exhibit Birgit Nilsson - moments and tones which is now completed, premiered. In celebration of the opening, visitors were given favorable offers in our Stables café as well as in the museum shop.

A tribute to Jussi

At the time of the celebrated Swedish tenor Jussi Björling's 100th birthday, the Båstad Chamber Music Society in cooperation with Musik i Syd arranged the concert A tribute to Jussi at the Birgit Nilsson Museum. The event took place on February 12, 2012, when visitors had the opportunity to enjoy various "Jussi favourites" performed by the tenor Mats Carlssson and the pianist Love Derwinger. Read more (In Swedish): PM: En hyllning till Jussi at the Birgit Nilsson Museum.

Vernissage of Birgit Nilsson - moments and tones, phase one

Before the opening of the season 2011, the first phase of the exhibition Birgit Nilsson – moments and tones was shown at a vernissage with exclusively invited guests. On May 21, the guests gathered on the family farm in Svenstad to get a first look at the exhibit about Birgit on the stages of the world. Project leader Marie Schönhult from the Regional Museum in Kristianstad presented the exhibition, created by Kicki Rask and Sanna Öhlén at Frilansform AB. After a speech by Birgit’s close colleague and friend Kerstin Meyer, the cellist Andreas Brantelid gave a beautiful concert with music by J.S. Bach and P. Casals. Thereafter the new exhibit was opened for the very first time.

Premiere 2010

Sweden now has a new, exciting tourist attraction – the Birgit Nilsson Museum, on the west coast in the southernmost province of Sweden. It is the parental home of the famous Opera singer, which has been transformed from a family farm into a memorial to one of Sweden’s most celebrated artists. The house is shown as it appeared when Birgit lived there, full of personal memorabilia. She returned here whenever possible throughout her long international career. The stables have been carefully renovated to create an unusual café. On May 23, 2010, the first phase of the museum was opened, including the family home and the stables. The premiere drew hundreds of visitors and guests. The opening program included a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Count Carl-Johan Bernadotte and inaugarational speech by chairman Lars H Ericson, Birgit Nilssons Minne. The musical program included a piano solo by Lars Roos and vocal performances by Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Susanne Resmark and Elisabeth Meyer Topsoe, accompanied by Anders Wilhelmsson. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016