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Birgit Nilsson

Birgit NilssonAKA Märta Birgit Svensson

Born: 17-May-1918
Birthplace: Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden
Died: 25-Dec-2005
Location of death: Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Västra Karups Kyrkogård, Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Sweden
Executive summary: Swedish operatic, Wagnerian soprano

Retired from singing in 1984.

Father: Nils Svensson (beet and potato farmer)
Mother: Justina Palsson
Husband: Bertil Niklasson (businessman, m. 10-Sep-1949)

    University: Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm (1946)

    Léonie Sonning Music Prize 1966

Author of books:
Mina minnesbilder (1977, memoir)

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