Birgit Nilsson

Opera Singer

Birthday May 17, 1918

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Sweden

DEATH DATE Dec 25, 2005 (87)

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Celebrated dramatic soprano who was a regular performer at the Vienna State Opera for more than twenty-five years. An eponymous prize was created in her honor to help honor future singers and performers of exceptional talent.

Before Fame

She made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1946.


Her performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1959 earned her international attention.

Family Life

She was born on a farm.

Associated With

She was a famous operatic soprano like Maria Callas.