Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Born: 17th May 1918, Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden
Died: 25th December 2005, Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden
Artist's website: https://www.birgitnilsson.com
Märta Birgit Nilsson 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.