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Birgit Nilsson

Opera singer

Died when: 87 years 222 days (1051 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Birgit Nilsson

Märta Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918 – 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano.Although she sang a wide repertory of operatic and vocal works, Nilsson was best known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power, and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register.


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