The Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society

The purpose of the Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society is to keep the memory of one of the greatest singers and most admirable voices in the history of modern opera, and to help Birgit Nilsson’s unique singer deed kept alive. The Birgit Nilsson Society also brings additional knowledge of her achievements in developing the art of opera.


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By: Jens Hage

The Birgit Nilsson Society was founded at the same time as the opening of the Birgit Nilsson Museum in Svenstad, May 23, 2010. It was formed by the initiative of Bengt Hall, artistic director of Malmö Opera and Chairman of the Birgit Nilsson Foundation, and Ingemar Olander, Chairman of Operakonstens Vänner i Skåne (OVIS) (Friends of the Opera in Scania).

Music & Encounters

When: Sundays 18.30 - 20.30. Coffeepause 19.15 - 19.45 Where: Birgit Nilsson Museum Tickets: SEK 200/person incl coffee and homemade cake, direct purchasing at Bjäre Bokhandel phone 0046 (0)431-700 01 or For members of the Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society: SEK 175/person. Ticket reservation by e-mail to Birgit Nilsson Society Tickets are purchased by payment to bankgiro 624–2457. Remember to include what event/date your puchase is for, name and contact information, preferably your e-mail address. Organizer: Birgit Nilsson Society in cooperation with the Birgit Nilsson Museum. June 28 LOA FALKMAN 50 ÅR I OPERANS TJÄNST SOLD OUT! Loa Falkman, court singer, baritone and actor July 12 SUMMER CONCERT MED BIRGIT SOM INSPIRATION MOT FRAMTIDEN SOLD OUT! Sara Swietlicki, soprano Idil Alpsoy, mezzo soprano Jacob Lidåkra, pianist July 19 CATARINA LIGENDZA Postponed to 2021. CLUBSANDWICH MED BIRGIT NILSSON Catarina Ligendza, soprano July 26 ROBERT VON BAHR Postponed to 2021. VARFÖR STARTAR MAN ETT SKIVBOLAG FÖR KLASSISK MUSIK? Robert von Bahr, music producer Download the Swedish folder here.


The membership fee is SEK 250 per person, or SEK 400 for two persons within the same household. Unfortunately, those who would like to receive our mailings by post (in print) are charged with an additional fee. This is due to increased costs of printing, stamps, and envelopes. For domestic transfers within Sweden, please make your payment to account (bankgiro): 624-2457. PLEASE WRITE NAME AND ADDRESS AND, PREFERABLY, ALSO YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS. For international transfers: Swift/BIC: HANDSESS IBAN (International Bank Account Number): SE836000 0000 0007 2612 3102 We highly appreciate receiving your e-mail address, in order to facilitate the distribution of information and newsletters. Welcome!


Members of the Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society are given various discounts at the Birgit Nilsson Museum. When visiting the museum and presenting your valid membership card, you can take part of these offers


In the archives you can find information about the Society's previous events, protocols, reports, and newletters. The archives of the Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society

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Another famous Swede who, just like Birgit, in every respect mastered the art of singing and was widely recognized and immensly popular amongst both critics and fans, was the tenor Jussi Björling. In his home town, Borlänge, is the Jussi Björling Museum, the one and only in the world. The Jussi Björling Society was founded in 1989 in order to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling.

Contact us

(Postal) address: Birgit Nilsson Sällskapet, Claes Remminger, Karl X Gustavs gata 66, SE-254 40 HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN E-mail address: The Friends of Birgit Nilsson Society aims to be an active and lively society. All members are therefore most welcome to give comments and to share ideas and thoughts.