Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson

Original Name Marta Birgit Svensson
Birth
Vastra Karup, Båstads kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Death 25 Dec 2005 (aged 87)
Bjarlov, Kristianstads kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Burial Bastad, Båstads kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Memorial ID 12949242 · View Source
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Opera Singer. Born Marta Birgit Svensson in Vastra Karup, Sweden, she was known as one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos, her most famous role was being that of 'Isolde' in Richard Wagner's "Tristan And Isolde”. She made her debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1959 after making her stage debut in 1946 at the Stockholm Royal Opera. She continued to perform until she retired in the 1980s.


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  • Added: 11 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12949242
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918–25 Dec 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12949242, citing Västra Karups kyrkogård, Bastad, Båstads kommun, Skåne län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .